The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Pain in upper quad during squats.

    I have this really weird problem. Whenever I do squats I get a nagging pain in my left quad close to my groin. I am thinking its perhaps my sartorius but I am not sure why it would only occur in my left leg.

    Does anyone have a suggestion for this?

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    I just went to the gym and did some squats and I think I ended up further injuring myself. Can anyone help?

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    I'm not an expert, but I'd sure go see a doctor.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

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    1. Stop doing squats
    2. See doctor/sports therapist


    My initial thought is if you're warming up properly. Any previous hip mobility issues?

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    I really cannot afford to go see a doctor does anyone have some home remedies that might help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDubb View Post
    1. Stop doing squats
    2. See doctor/sports therapist


    My initial thought is if you're warming up properly. Any previous hip mobility issues?
    I have never had any hip problems. However I do not warm up enough if @ all (stupid I know)

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    Sounds like your hip flexor. When I first started squatting, my hip flexors would kill me. What helped me was doing regular hip flexor stretches (Google this) and foam rolling the crap out of this area.

    Is this the area you're talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    Sounds like your hip flexor. When I first started squatting, my hip flexors would kill me. What helped me was doing regular hip flexor stretches (Google this) and foam rolling the crap out of this area.

    Is this the area you're talking about?
    Yes its that EXACT area near the bottom of the green/red area!!

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    Lots of stretches and foam rolling. I also find lunges with really putting emphasis on stretching of the thighs/hips help me a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyfoul View Post
    Yes its that EXACT area near the bottom of the green/red area!!
    Yeah I had a feeling, I went through the same thing and the pain was unreal at times. Foam roll, stretch, and ice too.
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    No one's mentioned rest, but starting there is generally a good idea...
    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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