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#1

I'm having a bit of a problem doing L-sits. When I try to raise my legs to be slightly parallel to the ground I feel pain at the front of my hips. I'm wondering if you can recommend anything that could have caused this.

I think a possible cause (hopefully leading to a solution) is that for the past 2 months pratically my leg training has been posterior chain dominant. I've done very little quad work.


#2

I'd say that you're just using too much hip flexors and not enough abdominals. Anytime you hit the hip flexors hard over an extended period, they'll really start to act up.


#3

My guess would be hip flexors as well.

Do you know how to stretch them properly?

Take care,

Ryan


#4

Thanks for the hip flexor advice.
I haven't been doing much ab work lately, I need to start incorporating some more sit ups and not just exercises like Saxon Side Bends.
I looked up stretching my hip flexors.
i'm going to keep stretching them at all available opportunities, i.e before I go out for my driving lessons, etc.