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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Body Under Construction thalakos84's Avatar
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    Hip problems on squat

    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?
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhodeHouse View Post
    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
    That's good advice. Listen to it.
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    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    That's good advice. Listen to it.
    +1

    Stretching after working out helped me out a lot. Deadlifting with a conventional stance may help too.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
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