T Nation

Having Flexibility Problems. Need Advice


#1

My hips are so tight it is impossible for me to keep my legs close together for something like squats or deadlifts without horrible form and pain. Does anyone else have a similar problem?


#2

Why are you trying to keep your legs close together with squats anyway?


#3

Garland Pose. Get to where you can sit in it for 1-2 minutes, everyday, multiple times a day.


#4

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Why are you trying to keep your legs close together with squats anyway?[/quote]

that’s what I was thinking.

Also, it’s pretty unusual for people to not be able to get their legs together. Tight adductors is common, but abductors really very uncommon. It’s a weird problem to have.


#5

[quote]Yogi wrote:
that’s what I was thinking.

Also, it’s pretty unusual for people to not be able to get their legs together. Tight adductors is common, but abductors really very uncommon. It’s a weird problem to have.[/quote]

this is so fuckin wrong. So incredibly wrong.


#6

[quote]Yogi wrote:

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Why are you trying to keep your legs close together with squats anyway?[/quote]

that’s what I was thinking.

Also, it’s pretty unusual for people to not be able to get their legs together. Tight adductors is common, but abductors really very uncommon. It’s a weird problem to have.[/quote]

People who sit down their whole lives (pretty much everyone) are tight everywhere. Abductors, adductors, flexors, extensors. All of it. I lift and work on my feet, but I’m still tight everywhere.