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2011/03/23 23:14:39 (permalink)

help with my squat

i want to go back to squatting as i stopped because everytime i squat my form goes wrong..
 
im fine on the lowering part but as soon as i go to push back up my left hip goes to the right and  left knee come slightly in... i have no idea what it is.. ive looked into it but cant seem to find anything helpful.. some say that its a prob in the knee but its my hip that goes first. it happens just above paralell..nothing hurts it just pi$$es me off that i cant do them..
 
ive tried dropping the weight right down but it still happens..when i squat with no weight at all its fine.. onli when weight is added.
 
any thoughts on what it cud be?
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    Re:help with my squat 2011/03/23 23:21:21 (permalink)
    it maybe that you dont have the mechanical capacity to perform them correctly at the moment due to a dysfunction
    Common mechanical issues like a twisted pelvis (which you can be totally unaware of) can prevent you from performing the technique you need to be safe with a load on your back
     
    Find a qualified professional who can measure your biomechanics and give you an exercise plan to correct any dysfunction you may have

    "If you cant explain it simply, you dont understand it well enough" Albert Einstein
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    Re:help with my squat 2011/03/24 00:45:24 (permalink)
    thanks...do u think it will be stretching etc to sort it? one thing i read was that it could be my itb
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    Re:help with my squat 2011/03/24 10:50:13 (permalink)
    mrs_branch

    thanks...do u think it will be stretching etc to sort it? one thing i read was that it could be my itb


    Well its ok to have a guess but much better and safer to know for sure. The only way to know for sure is to get someone to measure you as I said.
    It could be 'tightness' which requires stretching but it could also be 'spasm' which requires specific anti spasm exercise techniques and certainly NOT stretching.
     
    The ITB is supposed to be under tension, so this common 'diagnosis' of tight ITB is more likely to be overactive TFL (tensor faaciae latae) which inserts into the ITB at the top of the leg. There could be some influence from the glutes also and so I would suggest in the mean time some deep tissue work, foam roller work and plan to get seen by someone who can assess you.
     

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