I have always had problems squatting, my legs really hurt when I squat even without the weights. It hurts me exactly where the leg joins the waist, probably my psoas muscle. What could be causing this and why am I not getting any better?
Thread: It hurts when I squat
10-24-2010, 09:13 AM #1
10-24-2010, 09:29 AM #2
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We need more information man.
Hows your form?
Is this from a injury in the past?
Are you new to squats?
I mean there could be a million reasons as to why it hurts you when your doing squats, We need to narrow it down as to what could be causing the problem. I would suggest having someone take pictures of you squatting so we can critique your form!My Gym is my Church, My Sweat is my Prayers, My Strength is my Salvation, I Am Animal.
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10-24-2010, 09:45 AM #3BULGAR POWER
10-24-2010, 10:16 AM #4
Though you say the pain is where your leg and hip are joined? It could be you have weak hip flexors. Post up a picture of a model of a body (not like a fashion model fyi) and circle the area that hurts and try to make it as accurate as possible. Give a better description as well.
How low are you squatting as well? Are you at least going parallel? I'm a supporter of ATG myself.How much grass could an ass to grass squater squat if an ass to grass squater could squat grass?
10-24-2010, 10:25 AM #5
10-24-2010, 10:29 AM #6Squat: 475 Bench: 355 Dead: 585 Press: 245
10-24-2010, 10:29 AM #7
10-24-2010, 10:31 AM #8
10-24-2010, 10:36 AM #9
I just did a bit more google work and have realized the psoas muscle falls under the "hip flexor" category. :P So we may very well both have been right.
If your problem is your ROM then you need to work on flexibility and strength for your hip flexors (I like this term better). Stretch every morning and night and before+after workouts. Many abdominal exercises also work the hip flexors. Here's a random site with some exercises:
http://www.myfit.ca/exercisedatabase...e=Hip%20FlexorHow much grass could an ass to grass squater squat if an ass to grass squater could squat grass?
10-24-2010, 12:00 PM #10
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