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Hip Pain: Hurt Back or Tight Hips?


#1

I was doing squats a few days ago and twinges my back. It wasn’t that bad, i stretched out and everything felt better. I went to do squats today and during my warm up it hurt again, so i racked the weight. I tried to stretch it out but whenewhenever i try my hips are on fire. Does my back hurt because my hips are tight or is it just a side affect of my back hurting?


#2

One of the brains will answer this but they will need to know:
Where it hurts.
How it hurts.
When it hurts.
What makes it feel worse.
What makes it feel better.

I’m about 3 IQ from neanderthal but I may have suggestions with more info.


#3

It hurts in my lower back, and sometimes along the outsides of my legs to my knees. It hurts when I bend over (like to touch my toes) but doesn’t hurt when I am standing or sitting upright.
Stretching my hamstrings takes a little pressure off but not much. Right now nothing truly makes it feel better, but having good posture does take the pain away


#4

Not sure what you are doing before squats/deads but I suggest:
two quick sets each of:
leg curls (hams)
knee raises (core)
side bridges (QLs)
glute bridges (low back and ass)
It won’t take but 5 or 6 minutes.

If it persists, obciously see a dr or pt.
Lots of good info on youtube AthleanX.
Search “AthleanX back pain”.


#5

Over the past few days I’ve taken a lot of time to stretch and work everything out. It’s getting better day by day, so maybe I just set my squat up wrong and now it just needs some time to recover. I have legs tomorrow, but I’m definitely not doing squats. My workout will look similar to what you typed out