I?ve returned to the Iron after a few years of purely bodyweight exercises; hindu squats, hindu push-ups, pistols and the like. I switched to BWE when I hit the half century mark and felt I needed to improve my flexibility, since I have a hip arthritis. My weight has remained constant and I still fell strong in the lifts but my hip does not seem to like deadlifts and back squat. Yesterday I had to interrupt my squat session when I used a load equal to my body weight (90 kg).
Most probably this is due to the compression in the hip joint. I felt a bit sorry for my self since I used to squat 120-140 for 15-25 reps. What do you guys think? Face the fact of no heavy lifting and switch back to BWE stuff again or are there any alternatives to these basic excercises. Thing is, I have made immense improvement in terms of flexibility and normally my hip does not bother me any more.