Hi, first a little intro: I am age 21, a recreational powerlifter/strongman athlete (just like getting stronger, compete every once and a while) and I’ve been working to bring up my squat recently. Here’s the story: I squat shoulder width stance, rock bottom, ass to grass. Recently my hips (really like my inner groin, and mainly on my left leg) have been killing me when i squat.
Doesnt hurt doing anything else, simply squats and starts to hurt when i do anything over like 135. It doesnt hurt so much that its debilitating, in fact I can still push close to 300 (my peak at end of last training cycle was 345 and I am halfway through this coming cycle). Really it doesnt hurt all that much and I can continue to train but its preventing me from really pushing it, just because I am scared of it (want to make 405 by the end of this cycle).
My question is: any ideas on how to take care of it? my ideas so far have been foam roller and tennis ball work (from the soft tissue work for tough guys article) and that seemed to help a bit, but it didnt go away. I also want to maybe correct some postural issues I might have, but I dont really know where to look (any ideas?) and any other help you guys might think of would be appreciated.
Also, for some odd reason it hurts less when I wear a belt, which is weird as the pain is in my groin), again, any ideas? any help is appreciated