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Squat Alternative with Arthritis in the Hips?


#1

So i have been lifting for a few years now… pretty heavily for a 43 year old. I also do Muay Thia as well… I had a motorcycle crash a few years back and messed up my hips… i have never been able to get deep into my squats without allot of pain… (this comes from years of football) i,m guessing as well. So this week after X-rays i have been told i have Arthritis in my hips… one is pretty bad… they other is just the beginning. i was told to drop high impact stuff like my Muay thai and squats…

So i,m wondering what i could replace Squats with … that will help still build muscle and strength and keep me in the gym safely. has anyone here been in the same postion?

thanks for any help.


#2

Have you tried to a lot of Mobility work ?

I would recommend buying Becoming a Supple leopard by Kelly Starrett.


#3

figure out how to get back to squatting, its the best exercise out there. but try doing leg press, leg extentions and seated hamstring curls until you get there. good luck


#4

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#5

[quote]pushharder wrote:
Trap bar deads?[/quote]
still gotta push your hips through on any deadlift


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