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?

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    Deadlift Uncomfort Question

    So I have been doing deadlifts for a few months now and last week I did my first set of 135 x5. I then upped the weight to I believe 165. On my last few reps I got a weird pinch sensation in a peculiar spot- just an isolated 1 in x1 in area above my right hipbone yet under my abs. It probably 4inches to the right of my bellybutton and 2 inches down. I didn't think too much of it because that is not an area that is worked real hard (at least I dont think and it wasn't a muscle hurting just a weird pinch).

    So then I decided to go for 200 lbs (never tried it ) and pounded out a few reps (to my surprise) but quit after 2 or 3 because the pinch came back.

    Anyone have any idea as to what this was? Maybe a nerve being tickled or something? It didn't really hurt, perse, but it bothered me enough to cut my deadlift workout short. I moved onto bent over rows and never felt the sensation again.

    And I guess this should be called "deadlift discomfort"
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    As of Feb. 2006------As of April 2006------As of July 2006

    Bench- 155 x 2------170 x 1--------------Not Tested
    Squat- 200 x 1 (parallel)------Untested-------205 x 1 (Ass to Grass)
    Dead- Untested------235 x 2-----------250lbs x1 (3 sets of this)

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    I get a sensation like this when doing sidebends. When I'm done it just goes away. If I were you I would try to focus on the form and see if a specific movement/position causes this feeling. If you find that out you can move on to better form with no discomfort. It's quite common to lose form with heavier weights.
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    could be your hip flexors...
    check this out hip flexors
    if this is the spot then i would suggest stretching and check your form
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    Hip flexor. Stretch em out, and strengthen em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    Hip flexor. Stretch em out, and strengthen em.
    Any good way to do that, or are squats enough?

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    Squats, sumo deads, abduction/adducton stretching

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    Keep an eye on it...could be beginnings of a hernai...ya never know!

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    Box squats are another great way to build the hip flexors.
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    Not the hip flexors. It was above my leg a half inch left of the low part of my hip bone...under my abs and to the right.

    Real weird.
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    As of Feb. 2006------As of April 2006------As of July 2006

    Bench- 155 x 2------170 x 1--------------Not Tested
    Squat- 200 x 1 (parallel)------Untested-------205 x 1 (Ass to Grass)
    Dead- Untested------235 x 2-----------250lbs x1 (3 sets of this)

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    Its called deadlifts. Learn to love that pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMetalMan
    Not the hip flexors. It was above my leg a half inch left of the low part of my hip bone...under my abs and to the right.

    Real weird.
    sorry man with that kind of explaination of where the pain is, i just had to take a guess. is it the muscle, or bone or what?
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    First thing I thought was a hernia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRic
    First thing I thought was a hernia.
    That was what I was thinking too....but I don't know much about them- what they affect and how to fix them.

    just a weird pinch. like a nerve is being pinched.

    im gonna try them friday and see how i feel.
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    5'7'' 140 lbs---Now 148

    As of Feb. 2006------As of April 2006------As of July 2006

    Bench- 155 x 2------170 x 1--------------Not Tested
    Squat- 200 x 1 (parallel)------Untested-------205 x 1 (Ass to Grass)
    Dead- Untested------235 x 2-----------250lbs x1 (3 sets of this)

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    I talked to my orchestra teacher (knows a lot about the body and such and he lifts himself).

    He was saying it could be the beginning of a hernia like someone else said.

    So my question is should I try to lift tomorrow (it has been a week since doing back/deads)? Is there anyway to prevent a hernia or fix it without surgery?

    Talk to me.
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    5'7'' 140 lbs---Now 148

    As of Feb. 2006------As of April 2006------As of July 2006

    Bench- 155 x 2------170 x 1--------------Not Tested
    Squat- 200 x 1 (parallel)------Untested-------205 x 1 (Ass to Grass)
    Dead- Untested------235 x 2-----------250lbs x1 (3 sets of this)

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