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"Tightness" on hips when doing squats

For a while I've done squats, I'm at 225 now and I am afraid to go any higher without figuring out if what I'm experiencing is normal. When I do squats with or without weight, it feels like there is a certain "tightness" on the side of my hip on both sides right where the hip connects to the leg. It's not painful, but it just feels like I shouldn't be noticing a feeling there. It's a bit like a sore pain that you get in your forearm tendons after arm workouts. The next day the soreness pain will be there but after that it's gone. Stretching seems to help a bit, but it is still there.

Does anybody else experience this when squatting?

Edit: I just realized the area is called the hip flexor. Here's a link on t-nation.org that explains what I'm feeling: http://www.t-nation.com/tmagnum/read...ageNo=0#bottom
Old 07-18-2008, 06:27 PM Artesial is offline  
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Yeah I feel it too, and I'm at a similar weight. So far I haven't felt pain from it *knocks on wood*
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Yeah I feel it too, and I'm at a similar weight. So far I haven't felt pain from it *knocks on wood*

Cool, I think it's just something with the tendon (ligament?) in there. I've felt it for a while so I don't think I'm hurting anything there.
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Maybe it's a flexibility issue? Try and work on your hip flexibility a bit and see what kind of results you can.
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sounds like a flexibility issue. Stretch your hips!

going into the lower squat position and pushing your knees outward might help
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Squatting can be brutal on your hips, depending on the stance you choose to squat with. Stretch your hips more, and warm up well before you squat.
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Oh I hope you haven't already pulled them. I did in HS and I still feel that shit sometimes if I dont stretch them out. SO STRETCH. Everyday if you can, at least 10 mins of stretching in front of the tv can make a world of difference.

If that doesn't help try strengthing them. Mine were really weak (squat wasn't developing them fast enough) so I did some of the machines for hips (broke one of my own rules there) and it really helped them grow stronger. Gained 50 pounds on my squat to boot.
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Today I came to the gym ready to push out some squats but during warmups I pulled my hip flexor while squatting with just the 45-pound barbell. I didn't pull it bad, but I knew I should stop. Anyways, I spent about a half hour trying to stretch out the part that pulled but couldn't figure out the right position. Suggestions?
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Today I came to the gym ready to push out some squats but during warmups I pulled my hip flexor while squatting with just the 45-pound barbell. I didn't pull it bad, but I knew I should stop. Anyways, I spent about a half hour trying to stretch out the part that pulled but couldn't figure out the right position. Suggestions?

http://exrx.net/Lists/ExList/HipsWt.html

I like the standing stretch. I usually do a warmup set, then put my foot up on the rails of the squat rack and stretch a bit, then do the next warmup set.

Abductors are a little harder to stretch.
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Hmm, I'll try those out next time. Thanks.
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http://exrx.net/Lists/ExList/HipsWt.html

I like the standing stretch. I usually do a warmup set, then put my foot up on the rails of the squat rack and stretch a bit, then do the next warmup set.

Abductors are a little harder to stretch.

that's a really useful page of stretches, thanks.
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Well I did squats last night but did 5 - 10 minutes of good stretching and my hip tightness was much less. I felt much more comfortable doing squats. Thanks for the help guys.
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