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Hip Flexor Pain After Deadlifting


#1

I have started getting pain around my hip flexors from deadlifting. I am sure it is because I get very low for the initial pull, but it may be due to excessive zerchering too. Years ago I tore one of my hip flexors and broke the inside of my hip, so I am a little concerned about reinjury. Does anyone get similar pain from all the deadlifting and what do you do about it, thanks.


#2

Do you pull from the same height every week with the same apparatus? It might benefit you to vary it up a little bit so you’re not hammering the same spots over and over again. Might even consider a suit.


#3

Pretty much yes, though I switched to the regular bar since the comp coming up is just for a max DL. I don’t think a suit is in my budget. If I was going to nationals maybe, but I am nowhere near that qualified.

I cant really think of any deadlift variations that would directly translate to a higher 1RM.


#4

[quote]Aero51 wrote:
Pretty much yes, though I switched to the regular bar since the comp coming up is just for a max DL. I don’t think a suit is in my budget. If I was going to nationals maybe, but I am nowhere near that qualified.

I cant really think of any deadlift variations that would directly translate to a higher 1RM.[/quote]

Some good ones are

  • 12-15" deadlift
  • Deficit deadlift
  • Both of the above with an axle
  • Chains
  • Bands
  • Top down/RDLs
  • Dead stop or touch and go (whichever you weren’t doing before)

And if you want a cheap suit, keep your eyes peeled on powerliftingwatch’s classifieds. I got a metal jack for $100 that way.


#5

This helped me a lot with a similar hip issue from excessive squatting .

Kelly Starrett is a mobility God.

www.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhL3CVpu8zN8&usg=AFQjCNGtIcHC-KtNxLc8yFABjj45bEr-Dw&bvm=bv.103388427,d.dmo


#6

Im sorry. This is the proper website


#7

thanks but it is a moot point now. I had a hand injury (tore a ligament and shifted a bone slightly) so I cant do anything grip related until it is treated.

Looks like it is going to be lots of 1 arm exercises and SSB exercises. Maybe now is an opportunity to try the 20 rep squat challenge?