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07-27-2004, 04:41 PM
I am experiencing pain and inflexibility in my hips, especially my left hip. I am doing advanced WW now, but it hasn't helped much. I have also been trying the shinbox and cossack but my left knee really hurts when doing these.
I really need to develop hip flexibilty because it is hurting my performance when kicking.
07-27-2004, 06:12 PM
How long have you been doing Warrior Wellness?
How long have you been kicking?
What is your age?
What kind of work do you do?
What is your injury history?
Generally when things like this happen it is because people go to far too fast with their training or have some sort of precondition. Answering these questions should be able to help us give you some suggestions.
In the mean time I would take it easy until we can get to the bottom of this.
Talk to you soon!
07-28-2004, 08:21 AM
I have been doing WW for about 6 months. I have been kicking for years, but I have just returned to intensive training after a 2 year break. I am 26 years old and I teach for a living.
My hips have always been pretty tight especially the left one, and inflexible and I can't remember ever experiencing and injury there. I think the tension in my left hip may be due to my left foot. My feet are flat and my left ankle is really immobile compared to the right and my left knee will hurt sometimes on the inner part.
This wasn't caused by kicking because I noticed all of this when doing a swipe/mill density cycle a few months back and had to stop because of the pain in my right shoulder and left lower back. I think these problems were due to the hip as well.
a massage therapist told my that my psoas are extremely tight as well as all the other muscles around the pelvic area.
07-28-2004, 08:40 AM
It's a rather common issue among stand up martial artists, especially professionals like yourself who must teach technique repeatedly above personal practice.
You'll clear the issue with 3 weeks of daily concentration on Shin Bridges and Shoulder Bridges. Practice each each morning 3 reps for 3 minutes, exhaling deeply 8 - 15 times per hold.
07-28-2004, 03:18 PM
Thanks for the input coach. I will get to work on the bridging immediately.
After another session with the massage therapist today, I was told of another problem that could be causing the hip pain. I have really tight adductor muscles in the in the groin and my abductors are a lot weaker. She works with a lot of grapplers and said this is a common condition from having to work in the guard.
Should I work on this at all too or just focus on the bridging?
07-28-2004, 07:18 PM
Yes, work on Leg Threading and Circular Scorpion from Body-Flow.
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