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Old 11-13-2006, 06:14 AM   #2
Keith Wittenstein
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Although you should endeavor to increase your flexibility. It might not be a flexibility issue that is causing your pain. Check your form.

During deep hip flexion you might be experiencing bone on bone compression of the femur head and the pelvis. That will cause a lot of pain in the hips and also you will be unable to go any deeper because it is bone on bone. If your stance is wide enough and your feet are turned out slightly and your knees are pushed out to the sides so that the femurs point in the same direction as the toes you will minimize the possiblity of bone on bone compression. Then any remaining problems are probably due to poor flexibility or postural errors.
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