Ok, so I am doing the Stronglifts 5x5 program. Never did much squatting back in the day. I am 32, good health. Infantry in the US Army. Currently in Afghanistan. Alot of squats in the program. Now, I am getting a pain in the front of the hips, the exact same as this guy in this short video he made. Same location of pain, deep in front of hip, comes in at right at about 10 to 15 degress before parallel, and below in the squat.
In the beginning, I believe I was squatting too narrow for my hips(what I thought was shoulder width). A soldier here that does power lifting said I needed a wider stance, and was causing a hip impingement possibly. Well, I went to the squat rack that day,made a wider stance, and the pain lessened.
Extra notes: While laying on my back, and bend knee,and pull thigh to chest to stretch hamstring(lying hamstring stretch), the pain is also in hip when the leg is closes to my stomach/chest region.(simulating bottom of squat)
If I lift my leg to same position WITHOUT USING HANDS for more stretch, but just use my own muscles in my leg, and lift to chest as far as possible, there is not as much pain.
If you do this, you will notice that if you pull knee straight back to nipple, you can only go so far, and if you swing your knee toward your shoulder, it can come back farther.
My thoughts on this is that since I am pulling with my hands for more stretch, I am causing the impingement type activity in the hip. Just as when I was squatting too narrow.
When I squat, I go parallel, but to the point where hip is below patella(the crease where you your leg and hips meet), know what I mean. As mentioned in Rippetoes book(Starting Strength).
Im sure my form is ok, alot of people have looked at it.
In the video, at around 1:24, he describes his pain. This is not me in the video, and not my video.