I need some help with squats.

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  1. hootpie

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    I started squatting a few weeks ago vs. just doing legpress. The first week I did it, everything went fine. Last week I played basketball for the first time in a while, then did legs the next day. During my sets (of squats), I felt a pain in my left groin area (felt like it was related to a tendon, not a muscle). It didn't hurt too bad, so I just worked through it. It did not bother me at all during this past week, so I figured it was just soreness from playing basketball.

    Fast-forward to today. I was at the gym doing squats and the pain is back, this time a bit worse. It happens only when I'm coming back up and near locking out my knees. I've tried adjusting my stance and adjusting my form, but nothing seems to help. What could it be? Is it that my form sucks and I don't realize it (I'm all about form, so I don't think this is it)?

    Also, I'm 6'3" and I'm finding that I lean forward pretty damn far when I go down (to where thigh is parallel to the ground). I've tried to not lean forward as much, but it feels like I'm going to fall over backwards. Is it bad to lean really far forward?
     
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    I got the same pain a while back. What helped me is when coming back, up try to go a lot slower and the pain will stop, or at least it did for me
     
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    i believe i felt the same thing, didnt bother me too much so i didnt pay too much attention. hopes its not serious.
     
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    hip adductor? I have the same problem. Condition those muscles, then squat again.
     
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    When i first started doing deads and squats, I had pain in my lower back, but after a while it wen't away and now i have no pain. yay.
     
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    I did deadlift day and squat day back-to-back once b/c I had a shortened week...that sucked hardcore.
     
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    you should be trying to keep your knees from going much past your toes at the bottom of the movement.
     
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    i always do deadlifts and squats on the same day, sometimes i superset them...i almost passout afterwards :coolugh:
     
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    I've tried going up and down slower, but I still get that pain. I just remembered that while working on my hip abductors/adductors after squats, the pain got much worse.

    Both my abductors and adductors are pretty strong, so I'm guessing I strained something at some point.
     
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    Your adductors and abductors are most likely weak. I had that problem when originally squatting. I'm fine now.
     
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    Doesn't sound like anything serious. Sometimes I get that when my stance is too wide. Your adductors/abductors probably just aren't used to that motion yet if you've only been doing leg presses. Give it a couple weeks and if it's still acting up even after trying to narrow up your stance, go see a doc.
     
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    The machine where you squeeze your legs closed from an open position (uses muscles on the inside of your leg) I can do 3x8 170lb. The one where you push your legs open from a closed position (uses your glutes) I can do 130lb. I was under the impression that my abductors/adductors are actually fairly strong.

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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Pussy, I do squats, DL's, and flat benches all in the same day. :coold:
     
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    :wtc:

    I'm actually thinking about doing that when I revamp my workout :noes:
     
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    That's not a lot of weight at all.
     
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    I figured (even though I'm close to maxing out the machines I do them on) as much, but isn't it enough to where I should be able to squat without problems?
     
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    You should be able to, but when you're using free weights to do squats as opposed to a machine, a lot of stabalizer muscles are being used that you probably didn't even know existed. Give them a couple weeks to catch up.
     
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    :werd: im just drenching in sweat afterwards
     
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    Gotcha.
     
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