My squat has always been weak, and always been painful. I’ve tried several self diagnosed stretches and tricks found on YouTube. I’ve had multiple appointments with a professional physical therapist. I’ve had multiple appointments with a chiropractor as well.
The physio Gave me some stretches and strengthening moves which I did for a long time with nothing ever changing.
I would love nothing more than to squat but I just can’t. It’s too painful. This is a last ditch effort to see if anybody had any ideas.
Things I’ve noticed:
Doesn’t matter if I have 135 or 375 on the bar, bar speed never changes. It’s slow. Even with an empty bar I can not be explosive or move any faster.
It feels as though I can get any power to the ground and drive up. Hard to explain but it’s like besides the pain, there is a massive power leak somewhere if that makes sense.
The pain is around the crease where my thighs meet my torso. As well as my groin area. Feels like I’m being torn in half.
The pain gets so bad I’ll usually finish reps on one leg. Good leg alternates randomly.
Barefoot, flat shoes, lifting shoes don’t make a difference.
Can’t squat with a wide stance even though physio said I should be. I can make it about 1/4 of the way down and it’s like I’m being ripped in half and have to return.
I have short legs and a very long torso.