pain in hips from squats

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  1. Dr. Zoidberg

    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    every time i do squats now, i feel a lot of pain in the front of my hips (the ligament from my hips to my quads)

    is this from bad form? or just because my squat has gone up quite a bit rather quickly (6 weeks ago i was doing 225 for my heavy sets, now i'm up to 305 or 315)?

    i'm thinking i might leave out squats tomorrow, since it's a heavy day :hs:
     
  2. you're squatting wide, pushing knees out harder than normal

    you need to stretch your hips
     
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    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    do i need to change my form at all? or just stretch more?
     
  4. for now just stretch more

    eventually you will need to invest in a single ply suit if you want to continue squatting that width
     
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    well if it's something i can fix now, i will.. i just squat at what's comfortable and easy to balance.. i can easily go narrower if i have to :hs: it just puts more stress on my back that way
     
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    are you bouncing at the bottom of your squats?

    I suggest box squatting for a while at a high level

    sorry if this post is a little dodgey, I got quite messed up last night
     
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    no bouncing.. just go down to parallel and back up

    the bottom is where i feel the pain the most.. and sometimes with heavy weight it takes me a second to get the bar moving up again
     
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    try sticking your ass out more. keep the weight on your heels at all times.

    when i forgot to do that for a while, i was getting the same pain
     
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    I suggest anti inflammatories, ice etc


    I have a similar issue

    also squatting with a suit with the straps down helps at the bottom where it hurts.

    my titan victor is pretty loose and doesn't offer alll that much support, but it takes the pain away.

    ibuprofen is gods gift to the powerlifter btw.
     
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    fuck that, i'm not doing a suit unless i can squat 600+

    i've been squatting 3 days a week though, maybe i just need a day off from it. I just assumed the muscle is growing faster than the tendon
     
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    well alright then.

    continue to squat wide without any support though and your hips are going to be continually sore.

    and no, your muscles are not growing faster than your tendons, your hip flexors just don't like what you're currently doing.
     
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    i can live with soreness, i just wanna make sure i'm not gonna get injured
    i'll stretch, change my form if i have to..
     
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    Do you sit lots? chronic sitting can lead to the tightness you are describing. Also, under-reactive glutes can lead to similiar problems.

    Lateral Over-Under drills before squating are awesome for dynamically improving your hip flexibility. As are deep OH squats.

    The Over-Under Drill can be found here:
    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do;jsessionid=B00F67EE2DE62BEE98060769F0B79E42.hydra?id=810548
     
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    I'm not a doctor, but obivously if it causes you a lot of pain there's a chance you'll get injured eventually if you keep up'ing the weight.

    You're only as strong as your weakest link.
     
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