Adductor Longus is the middle of the three short adductor muscles (adductor brevis and pectineus are the other two). The adductor magnus and gracilis are the two long adductor muscles which go from the pubic bone to the knee.

Origin (where it starts from)

  • Superior pubic ramus, just below the crest

Insertion (where it inserts into)

  • Middle third of the linea aspera of the femur


  • Hip adduction
  • Hip flexion

Which nerve makes it move?

  • Obturator nerve

Everyday uses

  • Bringing your second leg into the car

How can I stretch it?

How can I strengthen it?

Hip and Groin Muscles:

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