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    Pain in hips after squating, I'm a newbie at squating!

    So I have been squating for a week or so and this past Monday I squatted with serious weight, like 100 lbs. My form is excellent I think in that I feel no pain in my back or anywhere else except my legs and hips. Today is Thursday and I still am sore in my hip joints. Am I squatting wrong or am I just sore from doing some squatting with real weight? I am also gaining weight still so I don't think it is protein deficiency. Thanks for the help! I am excited about my weight gains!!!!
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    Are you bulking? If you are do a weight that will allow you to do 3 sets of 4 to 6 reps. If you can do this with 100 lbs - with proper form and technique - great. If not, go lighter, master form and technique and you'll increase steadily.

    Although you're a newbie I assume you got proper form, so because you're a newbie this is probably why you're still feeling some aching. Squatting is an intense exercise. Remember to eat heavy after.

    Another reason you may be feeling pain: Do you warm up with some stretches and lighter-weighted squats first? Going into the 100lbs right away will do more harm than good.

    Congrats with your gains and keep it up.

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    You probably just dont have the flexibility yet.

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    If 100 pounds is causing pain at your size, I think something is seriously wrong with the form.

    Edit: Didn't read your sig.
    It could be possible that you're just not used to it yet as well, with the injury you had.

    I suggest lowering the weight and perhaps upping it by 5 pounds every week. Be sure to warm up as well.
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    Well I was getting pains in my hip joint but it was just cause I didnt have the needed flexibility. Though someone did tell me to try narrowing my stance.

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    Start with the bar and increase your flexibility.
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    Pain in the hip is normal. Welcome to the wonderful world of squatting!

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    Um...pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Welcome to the world of injury prevention. If something doesn't feel right, it's probably best not to keep on doing the same thing that's causing the pain. There's good pain and bad pain.
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    how wide is your stance?
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    Um...pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Welcome to the world of injury prevention. If something doesn't feel right, it's probably best not to keep on doing the same thing that's causing the pain. There's good pain and bad pain.
    Ok, so by saying this you say I shouldn't be squatting, benching, and deadlifting? If you don't have pain when performing those lifts, then there's obviously not enough weight on the bar.

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    You say you have been squatting for a week now, how many times have you done squats in the past week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy
    Ok, so by saying this you say I shouldn't be squatting, benching, and deadlifting? If you don't have pain when performing those lifts, then there's obviously not enough weight on the bar.
    Is it really that hard to understand? Honestly. There's a difference between good pain and bad pain. You shouldn't feel as though you may have injured something while doing any of those lifts. I don't see where the confusion is? Deadlifts and squats are quite taxing on the body. You're going to feel beat after doing them. And I honestly hope you're not gauging your lifts by how much 'pain' you're feeling. Listen to your body. If you just know that something doesn't feel right and it hurts, don't keep doing that. Check your form, lower the weight, do whatever it takes. Maybe even see a doc if that pain is still there after you stop lifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PUMPER
    You say you have been squatting for a week now, how many times have you done squats in the past week?
    Twice. I weighed myself this morning after going to the bathroom and I weighed 180 lbs!!! I might set a record or something for fast muscle gain!
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    Height: 6'0"; BW: 202lbs; Age: 24; BF: ~11%
    155lbs [07-01-06] 176lbs [09-14-06] 179lbs [09-21-06] 182lbs [10-02-06] 184lbs [10-18-06] 186lbs [10-23-06] 187lbs [11-08-06] 189lbs [11-19-06] 190lbs [11-21-06] 191lbs [12-21-06] 194lbs [12-31-06]

    Bench: 250lbs; Squat: 350lbs lbs; Deadlift: 430 lbs

    Military: 111lbsx8; Dips: BWx30; Pullups: BWx10; WChestP: 360lbsx7; 45LegP: 470lbsx20; C Raise: 360lbs; BB Curl: 105lbsx3; Lat Pull: 195lbsx5

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    Pain is a subjective term.

    does it actually 'hurt' in a bad way, or are your hips just stiff, tight and a little achy?

    if its the latter, that just means your hip flexors are weak and they got a serious workout on the squats...totally normal.

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    Pain as in doing your max 5 times on squats with good form, or pain as in doing a deadlift/bicep curl hybrid. I think theres a difference.
    Last edited by Turnip; 09-21-2006 at 12:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malkore
    Pain is a subjective term.

    does it actually 'hurt' in a bad way, or are your hips just stiff, tight and a little achy?

    if its the latter, that just means your hip flexors are weak and they got a serious workout on the squats...totally normal.
    I think they got a workout then. If I try to squat right now with no weight and just form, they feel weak. But for walking and everything, I don't feel the pain. Also, my thighs are getting huge! I love squatting. I wish I did squatting in high school. My lower body would match my upper body.
    From 155 lbs to 200 lbs (PICS/VIDS INCLUDED)

    Height: 6'0"; BW: 202lbs; Age: 24; BF: ~11%
    155lbs [07-01-06] 176lbs [09-14-06] 179lbs [09-21-06] 182lbs [10-02-06] 184lbs [10-18-06] 186lbs [10-23-06] 187lbs [11-08-06] 189lbs [11-19-06] 190lbs [11-21-06] 191lbs [12-21-06] 194lbs [12-31-06]

    Bench: 250lbs; Squat: 350lbs lbs; Deadlift: 430 lbs

    Military: 111lbsx8; Dips: BWx30; Pullups: BWx10; WChestP: 360lbsx7; 45LegP: 470lbsx20; C Raise: 360lbs; BB Curl: 105lbsx3; Lat Pull: 195lbsx5

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    I would say the problem is hip flexibility. Check this out:

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    I use to have horrible flexibility in my hip flexors. I did this strech post work out and it really helped. i've also done it inbetween sets while squatting, which helped also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy
    Ok, so by saying this you say I shouldn't be squatting, benching, and deadlifting? If you don't have pain when performing those lifts, then there's obviously not enough weight on the bar.

    Well, good luck in the future. You'll need it when you blow out your knees or back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris686
    Well, good luck in the future. You'll need it when you blow out your knees or back.
    you haven't seen this guy's pictures, have you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Superman-
    So I have been squating for a week or so.
    These two statements are mutually exclusive.

    Quote Originally Posted by -Superman-
    My form is excellent.
    I think what you are saying is you are very serious about your form and have tried to learn it properly.

    It takes time. At least 3-4 workouts to find a perfect groove.

    Has an experienced lifter watched you squat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhlfan
    you haven't seen this guy's pictures, have you?
    No, that doesn't have anything to do with it.

    Perfect example:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ3u8djNzqQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris686
    No, that doesn't have anything to do with it.

    Perfect example:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ3u8djNzqQ
    what I'm saying is this guy moves a hell of a lot of weight, and if he doesn't hurt a bit after a heavy workout than he'd be superhuman.
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    nhlfan, much respect to you brother!

    AHAHAHAAHAHA, yeah....that's exactly how I perform my deadlifts! Chris, thanks for wishing me luck, I'll be sure to give you a call from the hospital and say "you were right" once I blow out my knees and my back.

    Obviously you missed my point. I'm just saying that the squat is a powerful lift (thus, being one of the big 3) so it's an awkward movement if you really think about it. Now, in order to achieve a bigger squat, or for that matter, to actually work your muscles, you'd need to use a good amount of weight. Now unless we're all squatting an empty bar for thousands of reps, we're all going to feel the 'wear and tear' pain that squats tend to dish out; which includes sore hip flexors.

    Am I making sense yet, or would like to continue bashing me for no apparant reason?
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    You guys would have to see TommyBoy to believe it - he's huge, easily the strongest guy at my gym.

    Playing fair, we DO have to be careful for the newbs - there's pain, then there's PAIN. It's important to understand the difference between being tired and sore, and feeling pain from injury.

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