Pain from squatting?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Rebel_LioN, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Rebel_LioN

    Rebel_LioN Red Belt

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    After a year of squatting, my hips have gotten really tight and sometimes it cracks. It's real uncomfortable at times and I'm not at all flexible in my range of motion these days, and I'm not sure if this is a result of that.

    I thought squatting was supposed to strengthen my hips? What went wrong? I've emphasized on correct form and everything I don't think I've been doing them incorrectly

    I've been doing these stretches too but to no avail.

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  2. Cratos

    Cratos Banned Banned

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    Take a video of your squat and post for feedback.
     
  3. LZD

    LZD Purple Belt

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    buy a foam roller
     
  4. TeddyRoosevelt

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    Mobility work; dynamic stretching.

    If I squat after not doing mobility work and not properly warming up, I end up feeling tight and sore.

    If I squat after warming up properly and doing mobility work, I will feel looser and more flexible after the session.
     
  5. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Foam roll your quads, hamstrings, and glutes thoroughly before every squat session. Not only will it alleviate the pain, you'll also be able to squat deeper.

    If you foam roll, you also won't feel the need to stretch as much. Stretching too much is not good for you and can leave you sorer and tighter than before.
     
  6. Rex Luger

    Rex Luger I can break these cuffs! Platinum Member

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  7. EddieLovesYou

    EddieLovesYou Blue Belt

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    Definitely the Agile 8. I also like this before squatting:

     
  8. luckyshot

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    I wish I could tell ya. I f'd up my hip squatting and have been on a two month hiatus. I tried to get under the bar yesterday, but still no nice.
     
  9. Rebel_LioN

    Rebel_LioN Red Belt

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    Thanks for the feedback. I just ordered myself a foam roller on amazon. Will be coming back to this thread once I receive it
     
  10. Rex Luger

    Rex Luger I can break these cuffs! Platinum Member

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    Yup, I added some of those stretches to the agile 8 and my hips feel a shit ton better.
     

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