I'm 7 weeks into Bill Starr's 5x5 and I can't complain. I haven't plateaued yet and my numbers keep climbing. However, I'm having some tightness/pain in my left hip on the front side. It has always popped, but as of late, it's irritated. Nothing excruciating, just a nuisance. I have a busy week traveling, so I decided to take a week. Is this a fatal mistake so early in this program?
Rest if you need it. Make sure you're warming up properly, stretching, and icing/anti-inflammatories before and after workouts. Be smart and listen to your body
I think i'm in the very same boat as Thalakos84. My left hip has been feeling a little strained around the ball and socket area after i decided to train squats every other day for a week to get my body back into condition (maybe not the wisest idea i know) . The pain is only very slight and it is agrivated a little when im at the lowest position in the squat.
I think im going to squat every other week now to put the strain off my hip, but i have to say its going to be challenge to stay of the squat rack.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw):
@165- 430(w/wraps) SQ 260 BE 560 DL.....1250 total
@181- 470(w/wraps) SQ 285 BE 565 DL.....1320 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw)
455(w/wraps) SQ 275 BE 545 DL
I've had similar hip problems. If ignored it can become very painful doing daily life activities. To solve the problem supplement your workout with a lot of one legged exercises. One legged deads, squats, lunges etc...
Mobility drills before and after a workout that involve the hip are a wise tool to use. Activation exercises such as found in the squat rx videos involving bands around the knees and the like were very helpful. Good luck.
I do about a 5 minute ROM warm up. I really haven't been stretching afterwards anymore. Maybe I should be. I've been lax because of the time factor. But I'm only cheating myself. Ugh. Thanks guys. I needed an outside perspective. Monday, it's time to HIT THE WEIGHTS HARD!!!!!!!.......................................................and then stretch.
I think I found the problem. http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cy...mrupinflam.htm
Should I back off on the squats for a while. Maybe sub some lunges and lighter work until it heals?
Did you read the suggestions in that link you provided? All the same things that RhodeHouse suggested above.
Many people experience some hip pain after squatting. It's often a result of lack of flexibility.
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)