so here’s the issue:
No history of any injury during lifting years and this is the first one.
During deadlift PR felt a thud sort of sound/sensation in my left SI-joint. No pain or anything, did my workout and went home where I felt I was standing somewhat crooked or “of the line”.
Then the nagging pain started. Left quad, glute and hip flexor into semi-severe spasm/cramp and decided to take a 1,5 week of training and hit the swimming pool few times.
Felt better and it was the time of year to start 5/3/1 BBB 3 month challenge again. Weights ok, doing sumo-style deadlifts now. But when the last set of 5 came the thud was back. As a Finn I yelled PERKELE (the most powerfull swear word in the world) and went home. Did mobilization, some parts of DeFranco agile 8 and vualia got it back to normal. Next morning no problems. All this started 1 month ago and again TODAY same thing with deadlift; last set of 3 and thud and whole left leg above knee into spasm. So the pain and discomfort goes away every time I get the joint alligned again, for example getting out from the car, or allmost slipping in ice (Living in Finland again…) or something similar ( sometimes i can self-manipulate it).
Also, I feel in squats that my hip travels to right and during longer sets the weight is mostly on my right leg/ I squat mainly in it, due to the SI-problem.
Reserved a time for physiotherapist on Thursday this week, lets see what he can do to it.
I know I have tight posterior chain on my right leg and tight anterior chain on my left leg (adressing it as we speak) and started doing more stretches and DeFranco agile 8 before and after every gym session.
SO the question is. What can I do to stop my left si-joint from ruining my training? (childish yet simple question).
Should I take a “abdominal training prescription” and address my abs (deep and superficial ones) hard or something else?
Long post, I know.
Thanks in advance!
Ville From Finland