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AvatarRyan Geary

Thanks for all the replies, here’s an update:

Next morning:
Slight pain of walking and palpation, performed some ROM exercises (plus some bench and chins).
36-48 hours later pain is reduced, very light oly workout, no pain during or afterwards.
4 days later, still have my gnarly quad but the psoas is rocking, did 5×5 on toes to bar after snatching and front squats.
Must have been an adhesion (as Kstar suggested) thank God!  That ugly sucker must have been building up for years!  Word to others out there, it took a banded “super” stretch to attack it, and when it tore off it took nearly the full 2 minutes of pain in the stretch before it finally released, and when it did it was a real shocker.   I’m doing that stretch every week now because I obviously have a tendency to get tight there.
I’ve also spent 30mins thoroughly running through the lower trunk alignment:
Kelly, you are right on, I know sitting and oly don’t mix, I am addressing it by:
Reducing my total desk hours to 45 per week
Taking phone calls standing (can knock an hour or two off a day)
Stretching on 4 separate occasions throughout the day – my colleagues think I’m nuts, but sadly the joke’s on them 🙁
My 45 min commute is always standing
Following your advice on your motivating Google talk: