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Running and lifting - adductor soreness (Read 42 times)

akrunner30


    Hi all, this is my first post. I've (32M) been running fairly regularly (2-3 days a week or more) for the last 2 years. Usually runs between 3 and 7 miles. I've also intermittently done weight lifting for many years, but less regularly than I run - maybe 1 or 2 workouts a week. I'm pretty careful to ease into the lifting if it's been a while to avoid injuries.

     

    It seems like since I started running long distances (I consider 5 miles to be long!), I get much more soreness in my adductors after doing any kind of squatting, even if it's relatively light weight like 60 lb. I even strained my left adductor last year

     

    I guess my question is, can long-distance running "weaken" your adductors because it's a different type of training from weight lifting?

      The problem is probably not lifting on a regular basis

      Marky_Mark_17


        The problem is probably not lifting on a regular basis

         

        Agree with this. As you do it more regularly, you should notice a reduction in the DOMS (unless you are lifting heavier weights than normal).

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        Elite Jogger

          I’ve had similar problems in the past with adductor soreness the day after squats…even when I’m training regularly in the gym and running.  

          What I do now is squat lighter/more reps and lift heavier doing hexagon deadlifts which seems to work well for me.

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