The study aim: to study of effect and comparison of two therapeutic exercise protocols on functional outcomes and pain relief in athletes with long - standing adductor – related groin pain. Design: a double blind clinical trial. Subjects: the athletes suffering from long-standing adductor-related groin pain (at least 2 months). inclusion criteria: male, suffering from groin pain, 18-35 years old.Their pain should be chronic at least for 2 months.The subjects should feel pain during squeeze test which its severity according to VAS must not be more than 5. Exclusion criteria: inguinal or femoral hernia, hip joint disorders, NSAIDs consumption during the study. Sampling method: simple available. Sample size in each group of the study is estimated 30. Primary outcome measures are pain, maximum isometric muscle strength, maximum eccentric muscle strength, flexibility and function. Each of these variables will be measured before and after application of the therapeutic protocols on groups 1 and 2 by an examiner who is unaware of arrangement of the subjects in the groups.The subjects are arranged in one of two groups randomly. In protocol 1 which is "Holmich protocol", isometric exercises and hip machine are used to strengthen hip abductor and adductor muscles. In this protocol, adductor muscles stretching is prohibited. In protocol 2 which is suggested by the researchers of this study, elastic band (thera band) is used as an external load to strengthen hip abductor and adductor muscles. In this protocol, adductor muscles stretching will be done regularly during the study. Furthermore, speed factor is added to the exercises, pain is assessed quantitatively, and function assessment is done by functional tests.