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 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?
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
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?
Poor movement patterns (i.e. bad technique) is one of the most common reasons barbell athletes develop knee pain. Problems with knee control can sometimes be very glaring (such as an athlete who shows a significant knee collapse while performing a clean & jerk). Other times the problem can be very subtle and difficult to recognizeContinue reading How to Fix ‘Knee Cave’
Welcome back to Squat University! Today I want to introduce a simple guide to help you figure out which type of knee pain you may have. When most people develop knee pain while barbell training, they’ll receive a vague diagnosis from the doctor of “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome” (PFPS). Unfortunately, this is a junk term thatContinue reading What Kind of Knee Pain Do You Have?
One of my biggest pet peeves is when doctors and other medical practitioners don’t take the time to explain and educate their patients the basics of their anatomy and why their injury occurred (called the injury mechanism). Today, I want to briefly go over the anatomy of the low back and cover some of theContinue reading What Causes Low Back Pain?
Welcome back to Squat University! If you’re dealing with an injury while lifting – this is a good starting place. In the blogs below you’ll find links to many of the common places you will find aches/pains when lifting. In these blogs you’ll learn WHY these injuries occur and also some of the best firstContinue reading Common Lifting Injuiies