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    squat pain

    I was doing squats today and on my last set my tail bone or something started to hurt pretty bad, even when I went to do leg press it still hurt. Anyone know what the heck it could be? its not like I can pull my tail bone or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClingMan
    I was doing squats today and on my last set my tail bone or something started to hurt pretty bad.
    Was it your tailbone? Was it your glutes? Was it a muscular pain? Need more specifics please!

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    everytime i do squats, right above my right glute it hurts really bad to the point where it is hard to walk and i usually cant even finish my workout. is it anything like that?
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    see a doctor bro, or perhaps a chiropracter
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    I am pretty sure its my tailbone. or something around my tailbone. It isnt my glute. It only hurts when I squat or do leg press. Could it be lower spine pain? I mean the bar sits right on your vertebre. (this is the first time it has ever happened)

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    It's pretty hard to hurt your sacrum doing squats. It's a pretty solid fusion of bones and the vertebrae there aren't likely to get damaged unless they take a pretty hard hit. You may have injured your sacroiliac ligaments which connect your tailbone to your hipbone. I would see a doctor if I was you and stop doing movement in which you have to flex your hips.

    On a side note, instead of sitting the bar on your vertebrae, try to rest it on the back of your traps, it's much more comforable and safer on your back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    You can't hurt bone.
    LOL!

    But you can break, fracture, shatter, splinter, etc!

    Get it checked out man. Hopefully it's nothing too serious
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder
    LOL!

    But you can break, fracture, shatter, splinter, etc!

    Get it checked out man. Hopefully it's nothing too serious
    I just find it hard to believe that someone could "break, fracture, shatter, splinter" a tailbone whilst squatting. Unless someone is taking ass-to-grass (or ass-to-floor) way too seriously...
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    Tailbone Pain

    I know exactly what you are talking about. I have the same type of pain in the tailbone region. It only happens to me at the bottom of a squat right now. It has gotten pretty bad in the past and sidelined me. I might go see a specialist about it soon because I don't want to be sidelined again. I try to always ensure that I use proper form, but the pain always seems to creep back after a few months. It doesn't feel muscular, but I'm not implying that it isn't. It's right at the top of my buttcrack. If anyone else has experienced this and has some insight then please let me know. I make my greatest gains when I squat and don't want to give it up.

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    Time for some Hyper-extensions. It may simply be your spinal erectors suffering from stress/load.

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    Thanks Risk10K. I was thinking about temporarily backing of a bit on the squat poundage and intensity while adding some Good Mornings for the reason you state. The pain is not bad at all right now, but past experience has taught me not to push through the pain on this one.

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    It kind of sounds like sciatica. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciatica for more information.
    Basically its a condition that arises from a pinched nerve that can irritate your lower back all the way down to your toes.
    The pain froma pinched nerve is different than that of muscle and bone. If you are having difficulty describing it, this might be something to consider. In any case, go see a doctor!

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    I get these tailbone pain when I do lunges, but I stopped doing them.

    Waaay back in elementary, 7th-8th grade after throwing a ball full power several times, my ass would hurt. It would get so numb (painfully numb) that I'd have to lay down and touch it. My tailbone would also hurt, but then it would go away after, unless I throw another ball.

    Haven't thrown a ball full powered ever since, not sure if the problem would still come back.
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