I pulled a groin muscle on the right side of my body doing squats, and I've been trying to figure out exactly why this is an issue.
I should mention that I just started working out on May 1st, 2006, doing kethnaab's modified Rippetoe program.
I weigh 185lbs, bout 19%BF
My legs/leg synergists lifts lately:
Deads: 185lbs (1x5)
Hyperextensions: 80lbs (3x5)
Squats: 125lbs (3x5)
I don't feel like I've maxed out on Deads yet (I've been working up from 115 in 5-10lb increments), or Squats for that matter.
Honestly, I feel like my right leg is significantly stronger than my left leg, and that it may have contributed to the groin pull during squats.
Even when just flexing my leg muscles, I can see that my right leg is larger and more muscular than my left leg. I put a tape to it and the difference in size was almost an inch.
When I hit up the ellipticals at the gym, it seems like my right leg does all the work. The same occurs, to a much lesser degree, when I jog.
When I sprint, I don't feel a difference in output in my legs.
Wear patterns on my shoes show me that my right toe is pointing away from me a bit when I walk.
I guess I have a few questions here:
1. What would you recommend for recovery on the groin pull?
2. What would you recommend to even out the strength of my legs?
3. What would you recommend to strengthen my squat stabilizers?
4. Any advice on correcting my gait? (Aside from visiting a PT)
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