Gracilis

Gracilis Muscle

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.
Flexes knee.
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.