I’ve been searching through old threads, and while it sounds like some people have had some similar hip issues, there was some conflicting advice. Forgive me for re-posting this issue.
I’m having quite a bit of pain in the front of my hips (feels like it’s right at the crease where leg meets torso) as I approach parallel squatting (both with and without weight). It also happens on the leg press and if I lay on my back and pull my thighs toward my chest. I can also sometimes feel tightness along the sides of the hips/glutes. After months of taking it easy with squats (deads don’t seem to bother them) it’s still there and I’ve become somewhat concerned.
I usually squat low-bar position with a moderate width stance (feet just outside of shoulder width, toes turned out at 30 degrees).
Got a copy of Cressey’s Magnificent Mobility and have been doing DeFranco’s Agile 8 for a couple weeks as well as goblet squat stretches pre-workout, but still no signs of improvement (and in the past I experimented with the DieselCrew 10 min. AMPED warm-up). I can’t remember which thread it was, but Cressey advised someone with similar hip pain to stop stretching the hip flexors as it may have been aggravating the underlying issue. So I’ve stopped doing the lunge stretches.
What might be going on do you think? Do I just need to stick with the mobility and soft-tissue work for longer? Thanks for the help!
EDIT - Another detail: when I was still squatting through the pain, the pain seemed to be the worst at the beginning and would fade somewhat as the weight got heavier and I got more fatigued.