hey all, my hip flexor gets a little tight / sore during my deads. I think it needs to be strengthened.
Any thoughts on some good lifts?
I'll also check out www.exrx.net.
hmm, I had this a few years back. I think I just streched more(hips, flexors, glutes) and I'm pretty sure that fixed it.
Can't remember 100% though, give it a shot and let us know how it goes.
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Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench
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After looking into some other posts, i think it's caused by weak hips. I just changed to sumo deadlifts.
I'll be on some of those girlie machines to strengthen my hips, in addition to other bar exercises.
Thanks for the advice. definately will stretch.
Sumo can take time to ease into. Just don't go too crazy until it feels right.
Pulling sumo has been hell on my hips so far.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Do you DL conventional or sumo? Ever had any injuries or other issues?
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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When I first began sumo lifts, my hips were very sore also, especially since I am a fairly close stance squatter. Give it some time, it will eventually get better.
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throw on some briefs. they really protect your hips when you are squatting/pulling wide on a regular basis.