The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Hip pain when squatting

    I'm not sure if I injured it trying to lift too much or what. But I get a sharp pain in my left leg. Very high up. Close to my pelvic bone. It *feels* like hip pain. I do deadlifts on squat day and this doesnt bother me. Only when I squat. I had a good squat workout today despite this pain (which isnt bad yet). What should I do? Take a week off or two from squats?
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    i had that problem before, it was on my left side right by my hip and turned out to be my SI joint out of place. you might consider seeing someone like a chiropractor to fix that up.
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    I know that feeling well since I've be battling it for over a year now. My advice is to take a little time off the squats and move to something that hits the legs hard but doesn't aggrivate the hips. If you don't want to do that, just do what I do....When I feel okay, I move big weight, when I feel some mild pain, I back off and do less. Do you sumo deadlift or conventional? Sumo places much more stress on the hips in my experience. Also make sure you are warmed up properly before starting. I'm particularly guilty of that which is probably not helping my situation! Good luck!
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    what is your foot position/width on the squats?

    a wider stance tends to put more strain on the hip adductors... I know ElPietro was struggling with this recently.

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    i may have been going down too deep too. I think this is when it happened.

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    Originally posted by Turboboy
    I know that feeling well since I've be battling it for over a year now. My advice is to take a little time off the squats and move to something that hits the legs hard but doesn't aggrivate the hips. If you don't want to do that, just do what I do....When I feel okay, I move big weight, when I feel some mild pain, I back off and do less. Do you sumo deadlift or conventional? Sumo places much more stress on the hips in my experience. Also make sure you are warmed up properly before starting. I'm particularly guilty of that which is probably not helping my situation! Good luck!
    Brad
    thanks, i may try. Holy sh*t bro were you always at 7% bf??? I'm around 18-20% and would love to get to 11. How long did it take you to get to 7%?
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    I had the same pain. Although, I've always had pain from either of my hips at times. I did tweak or strain something squatting a while back. I took something like 2-3 months off, and just started squatting again now. Seems fine so far, but haven't gone too heavy yet.

    You can work out with it lightly and see if it still pains you. If so you have the choice of living with the pain and probably not being able to lift as much anymore, or take some time off and let it heal. For me, even leg press hurt until I shortened the ROM, although I probably was going to deep on leg press anyway. Good luck.
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