extreme pain when squatting?!?

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  1. dank

    dank fuck yeah

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    ok, i'll start of by telling you what my workout partner said about this...

    him "repeat after me, i am a pussy"

    me "i am a pussy :o"

    but seriously. about a year ago i was repping around 155 (just taking it easy).
    when we started our routine this year i decided to get serious. starting at around 155 again, in 7 weeks ive worked myself up to repping 265 4 times. after i broke 225 i've noticed a lot of pain in my hip region when squatting. it doesnt hurt much afterwards, or the next day. its when im actually doing the squat. i dont think its really holding me back, but when i hit the bottom and start going up it is just excruciating. does anyone else get this?
     
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    dank fuck yeah

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    well i guess its not that bad, on a pain scale of 1 to 10 its about a 6.5.
     
  3. see a Chiropractor, and get some X-rays taken... This is not normal... If you are feeling "Excruciating" pain, I would think that you would not continue to rep... Unless its just a nagging pain... Either way see a Chiropractor and have X-rays done...
     
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    hmmmm, my partner suggested that i might not be flexible enough.. any thoughts on that?
     
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    What is your stance like?

    It took me a couple of weeks & some extra stretching to even be able to hit parallel when I went from an "athletic" squat stance to wide squat stance.
     
  6. can you squat down on the floor normally? if so flexability wouldn't be the issue... again if its truely pain... you need to have it checked... Its very easy to injure yourself when your starting one of the 3 main power lifts...
     
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    I'm extremely inflexible and have no trouble squatting
     
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    its pretty wide, thats the only way i can get all the way down. we've been using a large step that your ass hits right when you get parallel...
     
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    any more thoughts on this? leg day is coming up... :noes:
     
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    it's getting used to a wide stance
     
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    strengthen your hip abductors?

    wide stance hits the hips hard, and it doesn't sound like they're strong enough to handle the load.
     
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    how should i strengthen them? just cut back on weight and do the same thing?

    that makes sense to me, especially since my squat jumped 100+lbs in 6 weeks or so... i think my form is pretty solid, sometimes i find myself bending forward a bit, but i correct it when i see it.
     
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