Welcome back to Squat University! For the past few weeks we’ve been discussing a range of injuries that can take place around the hip. Now that we’ve wrapped up our discussion on groin pain, it’s time to move on to the piriformis syndrome! Piriformis syndrome is an injury that creates pain deep in the glutesContinue reading How to Correctly Treat Piriformis Syndrome
Do you have groin pain that feels like a pinch in the front of your hips as you move into a deep squat? This symptom is one of the most common complaints of those who have a hip impingement (called femoroacetabular impingement or FAI). If you think you have this injury, make sure to checkContinue reading Fixing Hip Impingement
Welcome back to Squat University! For the past few weeks we’ve been discussing the topic of groin pain. This week we’re going to discuss another common cause of anterior hip pain in athletes called Iliopsoas syndrome. A hip flexor injury often starts a little differently than your classic pulled groin. As we discussed last week,Continue reading Fixing Hip Flexor Pain
Welcome back to Squat University! Last week we started our discussion on the complex topic of groin pain. Today we’re going to focus on treating one of the most common reasons for groin pain, the adductor strain. Treating the Adductor Strain Like we mentioned in last weeks blog post, the adductor longus is the mostContinue reading Fixing The Pulled Groin
Welcome to Squat University! Today we’re going to go over a common complaint with those who back squat, elbow pain. This problem occurs due to three reasons: Poor Technique Mobility Restrictions Poor Shoulder External Rotation Strength Try This Test Find a wall, and stand with your back to it. Your head and entire back shouldContinue reading How to Fix Elbow Pain When Squatting
Welcome back to Squat University! Last week we opened our series on hip pain with an article on how to rehab a hamstring strain. This week we’re going to discuss groin pain. Groin injuries commonly occur in sports with kicking, quick change of direction, twisting, and turning.4 While the amount of athletes sustaining this injuryContinue reading What Kind of Groin Pain Do You Have?
Do you struggle to keep your chest up when front squatting big weight? In this episode of the #AskSquatU Show, Dr. Aaron Horschig tackles how to fix this problem with two simple methods: learning how to breathe & performing a functional core stability exercise called the No Hands “Zombie” Front Squat. Problem #1: Breathing Proper breathingContinue reading How to Keep Your Chest Up When Front Squatting
The hamstring strain is considered to be one of the most common injuries in athletics. It seems like you’re always hearing about a professional NFL or soccer player with a pulled hammy on ESPN. Research shows that depending on the sport, you’ll find hamstring stains can accounts for 8% to 25% of all reported injuries.1Continue reading How to Rehab a Hamstring Strain
In this episode of the #AskSquatU Show, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses why your toes may spin out as you squat and how to fix it! The Causes There are 3 main causes for why your toes would SPIN OUT as you squat: stiff ankle mobility poor foot stability limited hip internal rotation Testing Ankle MobilityContinue reading How to Squat Without Your Toes Spinning Out
Welcome back to Squat University! For the past few weeks we’ve been covering the topic of knee pain. Today I want switch gears and introduce a new series on hip pain! Prevalence of Hip Pain in Athletes Hip injuries (including groin and hamstring injuries) are not as prevalent in weightlifting, powerlifting or CrossFit athletes whenContinue reading What Kind Of Hip Pain Do You Have?