I have been teaching my friend to squat and he says he gets a sharp pain around his groin region (inside of the thigh) when squatting. Only on one leg. I am curious if any of you know what this may be and how I can fix it, thanks!
Tight hip flexor? Pain referral from tight SI joint? Who knows... Have him stretch, foam roll and gradually work down to a good depth.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
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I had the same type of pain that your friend was describing in his groin region. I began stretching and foam rolling every day and the pain subsided. I agree with Deeder, give that stuff a try and see how it goes.
Yep, stretching should solve the problem.
Give chalk a chance.
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Check out his form. Make sure he isn't leaning on one side when squatting.