This stretch is a must when warming up your legs for the 6am run that I know everyone does. I personally use this stretch as my warm-up everytime I run or play netball. Stretching the muscles between your pelvis and inner knee can increase your stride and decrease the risk of injury when doing any sort of physical activity and all stretching does.
This stretch for today is again very simple and easy to do regularly throughout your day. It compliment the other lower body stretch given in week 14 (also know as the sitting feet together adductor stretch) very nicely, and when incorporating both of these into your warm-up you will avoid most upper thigh and groin problems. 5 minutes a couple of times a day, every day, and you wont help but notice the difference in your flexability. And remember:
Don't ever under estimate the importance of stretching and the benefits it holds.
The Squatting Leg-out Adductor Stretch is used for groin strains, osteitis pubis, piriformis syndrome, tendonitis of the adductor muscles, and trochanteric bursitis
Always rememberthat while stretching may be recommended to aid recovery out of injury, you should always be very careful when stretching through rehabilitation. Your soft tissues are likely to be more vulnerable to re-injury if you stretch too much or too hard during this time. Always check with your Health Care Professional who is guiding you through your recovery to make sure it is appropriate to start stretching, and please - ALWAYS FOLLOW THE RULES FOR SAFE STRETCHING (The first posting on this stretching blog).
Image taken from "Lower Body Stretches" wall chart by B. Walker.