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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    From the pain you described, it sounds like a groin strain. I pulled my groin playing football this year and I had pain radiate all the way down to my knees. I think your idea of a groin strain is a little bit construed.
    Construed? Lol, tell that to the chiropractors and the specialist I talked to. It's not a groin strain.
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    I had the same thing happen. For me it was matter of squatting with a more narrow stance. Until it heals up, you might be able to get away with front squat, hack squat, etc. If it causes pain, don't do it. Seriously.
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    Construed? Lol, tell that to the chiropractors and the specialist I talked to. It's not a groin strain.
    if you taolkd to specialits, why are you asking us for advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    I had the same thing happen. For me it was matter of squatting with a more narrow stance. Until it heals up, you might be able to get away with front squat, hack squat, etc. If it causes pain, don't do it. Seriously.
    Yeah, the narrow stance felt great yesterday. I went heavy with them and no issues whatsoever. It's ONLY when I go wide. I could probably pull conventionally, too. Even though I can't stand it.


    if you taolkd to specialits, why are you asking us for advice?
    If you read the thread, you'd see that I created it yesterday but spoke to a specialist this morning and saw a chiropractor today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Yeah, the narrow stance felt great yesterday. I went heavy with them and no issues whatsoever. It's ONLY when I go wide. I could probably pull conventionally, too. Even though I can't stand it.
    For what it's worth, I pulled in my stance probably 5" and it solved all of my problems

    If you read the thread, you'd see that I created it yesterday but spoke to a specialist this morning and saw a chiropractor today.

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    See your MD - Ask about anti-inflam treatments. That with rest and streching (physical therapy) is your fastest route to recovery provided there is no major injury.

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    It's a groin strain

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    uhh Keith....It's a groin strain.
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    I've had what may be the same problem. Indeed I still have the same problem, and it is now essential that I take certain precautions to ensure the problem doesn't interfere with my squatting. It's a pain that can be particularly sharp when you hit the bottom of the squat, particularly if you go wide, as you stated, am I right?

    It could be a combination of the following:

    -Inactive glutes. Weak or inactive glute that force muscles of the hip and groin area, particularly the hip flexor muscles, to overcompensate (I think it may be psoas major or minor that were hurting in my case, but I don't know).
    -Tight hamstrings. I don't know, but tight hamstrings seem to cause a lot of problems just about everywhere.
    -Overall lack of hip flexibility or mobility.
    -Have you a history of low back pain. My groin started to hurt shortly after a low back injury, which is connected with the last two points.

    Things that have helped me remedy the problem:

    -Glute activation work. Do glute bridges every day, and particularly before a lower body session. Do a few sets of 15 just to get the glutes firing. I dunno I think it has helped me.
    -Do BW squats and lunes every day. This can help keep the hips mobile etc.
    -Static stretches. Don't neglect these, they can help. I do static hip stretches everyday, where you lie on your back and pull your knee up to the adjacent shoulder for each side.
    -Simply adopting a squat position whenever you can. Initially you can use something for balance.
    -Stretch those hamstrings.
    -Hard pressure work on your groin area. By hard pressure I mean like foam rolling, but maybe with something else, because frankly trying to foam roal your groin makes you look like a dismembered ant. Rather, try a hard tennis ball, or even just your fist. It seems to work for me.

    Seriously if I don't do at least some of the above for at least 3-4 days leading up to my squat session, the I know it's gonna be a painful session.

    I hope that helps.
    Last edited by Mad Max; 05-26-2008 at 07:35 AM.

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