My QLs seem to be chronically overworked and I cannot figure out what the problem is.
After a hard squat workout, my QLs cramp up and make it hard for me to walk very far without sitting down.
6 months ago I was rack pulling and violently strained my left QL, which subsequently seized up for the next two weeks.
A few weeks into a program lifting every other day that involves hard lower body workouts (i.e. most of the time) I sometimes get a few days where even walking around normally (I live in new york) makes my QLs tired and walking uncomfortable.
A few weeks into a program I will inexplicably fail hard when trying to do deadlifts in any of its variations. The weight will seem much heavier than it did even a week ago, making it difficult to pick up weight that is much lighter than I have previously picked up. I then take a couple weeks off deadlifting and come back.
I am fairly sure that I have tight hip flexors and try to stretch them out, but I find it difficult to loosen them up, even when doing lunge stretches or what have you.
Do any of the more knowledgeable people on here have any suggestions about what might be wrong?