Gracilis is another muscle which works in conjunction with the groin muscles, or adductors.
Origin - Lower pubic body, near the pubic symphesis
Insertion - Upper medial surface of the tibia (pes anserine insertion).
Actions - Adducts hip.
Internally rotates the hip when the knee is flexed.
Innervation - Obturator nerve.
Daily uses - Sitting with the knees pressed together.
Example strengthening exercises - Hip adduction using a resistance band.
Example stretches - Long adductor stretch.