Need advice from the squatters

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  1. Hoodoo

    Hoodoo Well-Known Member

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    I re-started the 5x5 and am trying to increase my squat as much as possible by the end of the year, I wanted to hit 300 if I could. I weigh 147 now and friday I went for my heavy triple of 210lbs and did 4 for the hell of it, and on the fifth my hip started hurting. I went on and did my last 8 reps like a fool thinking it was just pain and not injury. But I guess its a hip flexor, or whatever muscle is close to my groin and I get a fairly sharp pain when I squat down or stretch.

    I went to squat today and it still hadn't healed, so I went light and cut out early. Is this something I should work through and get used to as a squatter, or should I take it easy and let it take its course?
     
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    if it hurts don't do it!
     
  3. aegamemnon

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    let it heal or youll end up with scar tissue in there
     
  4. Skeletor

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    My hip gets a stinging pain sometimes during squats ever since i switched from parallel to full.


    What's helped on several occasions is heavily stretching the hip flexors pre-squat and, something I haven't focused on but am going to tomorrow in the gym, is really focusing on keeping the pelvis at a neutral tilt (I have a pretty strong anterior tilt, which correlates with the tight hip flexors).
     
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    anterior tilt? They tip forwards?
     
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    I definately have anterior tilt going on. Going to have to work on that. Ty skeletor.
     
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    Wow I almost posted the exact same problem tonight :eek3:

    I'll check that article out tomorrow when I'm more alert
     
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