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    ZIR RED! more mobility issues


    im come to realize, when it comes to exercise science, and physiology etc... you are probably the most knowlegable and helpful guy on AM. Let me first say thank you for so freely helping myself and others.

    now to the hard ****

    i have a few problems.... first, that squat... upon working on getting my hips opened up with those exercises, and proper warming up... ive discovered my hip mobility is ****... as im typing this pm i just realised i should make this into a thread so maybe other people with the same problem can use the information to apply to themselves.

    its an anterior pelvic tilt, and i dont know what is causing it.... my erectors dont "feel" tight, and i dont think its a flexibility issue because i can put both hands flat on the foor while stretching

    i also dont think its an abdominal issue, i can do planks with my pelvis tucked, tight posture, with quite a few plates on my back, weighted leg lifts, reverse situps etc.... my abs i feel are where i am strongest to be honest

    my best thinking was to address exactly what i just explained, tight erectors (foam rolling, stretching, activating my abs/hip flexors)

    ill put up a picture today after my workout... and ZIR ill send an additonal pm your way about some other nonsense

    thx again bro
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    any suggestions? i feel impingement when i squat.... not fun
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    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html
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    Check this out for starters:

    http://www.mindandmuscle.net/article...r-pelvic-tilt/

    Next, lets try to narrow down whether its tight iliopsoas complex or rectus femoris. Here's a simple test you can do.

    Lie supine on a bench/bed (think physical therapists bed) without your feet/knees handing off. Bring your right knee toward your right shoulder. Does your left leg come up or left knee bend? If so, then the psoas is tight. Repeat on the right side.

    Now, lie supine with your knees at the end of the bed such that your knee is bent and lower leg is hanging off. Perform the same thing. If your opposite leg comes off the bench, then your RF is tight.

    For me, its tight RF that I am struggling to fix. And being a sprinter, this is really not good since the RF dominates my top end work and my knee drive fatigues fast.

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    My hip flexors are tight, and I'm getting impingement ... had physical therapy today he thinks my pelvis/hips won't allow me to squat below parallel if I have a heel... he basically told me to forget squatting close
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    Quote Originally Posted by swollen87
    My hip flexors are tight, and I'm getting impingement ... had physical therapy today he thinks my pelvis/hips won't allow me to squat below parallel if I have a heel... he basically told me to forget squatting close
    I have same problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by swollen87 View Post
    My hip flexors are tight, and I'm getting impingement ... had physical therapy today he thinks my pelvis/hips won't allow me to squat below parallel if I have a heel... he basically told me to forget squatting close
    Did you do the thomas test to discern whether it was psoas or RF, or both causing the tightness?

    The Pavel method of stretching - contract, release - may be needed to fatigue the hip flexors and get them to lengthen through stretching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED

    Did you do the thomas test to discern whether it was psoas or RF, or both causing the tightness?

    The Pavel method of stretching - contract, release - may be needed to fatigue the hip flexors and get them to lengthen through stretching.

    Br
    If I lay on my back on a trainers desk, with EITHER knee hugged to my chest, my opposite leg is nowhere near hanging @90 degrees..... it almost feels like I have a tight strap from my hip flexors down to my ankles
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    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html
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    Ok, so your RF is definetly tight. Try the Pavel Tsunaimi (sp?) technique of active release stretching. Here is a link to one of his videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbiKwYGM_VU

    What about just lying on the floor and hugging the knee. Does your out stretched leg come up? If so, then the psoas is tight as well.

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    This has helped me immensely over the years. You can use your fingers instead of the cane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post


    This has helped me immensely over the years. You can use your fingers instead of the cane.
    Oh, major painful....but so good.

    I find it easier to locate the psoas if I'm in the shallow end of the pool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED
    Ok, so your RF is definetly tight. Try the Pavel Tsunaimi (sp?) technique of active release stretching. Here is a link to one of his videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbiKwYGM_VU

    What about just lying on the floor and hugging the knee. Does your out stretched leg come up? If so, then the psoas is tight as well.

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    Yea they both do it
    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by swollen87 View Post
    Yea they both do it
    Ok, so it is both psoas and RF. The manual release technique rodja gave you above is good.

    Also, when stretching the RF, attempt to contract it for 20-30 seconds to fatigue the muscle, then lengthen. Activate, fatigue, release, lengthen. Its not pleasant, but it will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post


    This has helped me immensely over the years. You can use your fingers instead of the cane.
    great link
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    great link
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