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Old 02-27-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
Kid Jansen
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hip flexors (iliopsoas) painful next day after squats

Since about three weeks now I wake up with slightly painful hip flexors (iliopsoas) the day after I've done squats.

It doesn't really matter what kind of squats: HBBS, FS, OHS, they all give the same problem. It also doesn't really matter how I heavy I go either, anything above 50% 1RM will cause that pain / stiffness. Even with the OHS, which I do with far less weight than the other two.

I looked it up and found that it might have something to do with sticking your knees forward too much. Which begs the question: how much it too much? All three of those squats variants I do very upright and ATG. Which means I have to stick my knees forward in order to not fall backwards by placing the combined center of gravity of me and the barbell behind my heels.

How do I prevent this in the future? Just take a week off? Some exercises to strengthen the hip flexors?

1RM's at the moment:

HBBS 150 kg
FS 117.5 kg
OHS 52.5 kg

@ 113 kg BW
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