Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums Back Low Back Pain from squatting YET good hip mobility

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    • #71671
      AvatarChris Janeway

      I always get really intense low back pain after squatting; however my hip mobility is pretty good.

      I have been working on the following mobs: hip capsule mob, couch, banded hip opener, pigeon. I have been working on these for some time now i feel a lot more supple, however; my lower back is absolutely fried.

      I can always get past 90 degrees on the standing bent leg raise test. However; when i go to put socks on sometimes i get severe low back pain because my back rounds instead of my hips being the source for moverment – considering the mobility work I do i cannot understand as to why i round so easily putting socks on. I know this is indicating something – i am just unsure as to what!!

      I have the supple leopard 2 book and the only things which I have not yet mobilised are the tissues of my low back, the side hip smash (because i cant seem to find the area to place lacrosse ball) and finally my gut.

      From what i have wrote above is there anyone who can help me out? I want to be able to squat and deadlift pain free again!

    • #76541
      AvatarPatrick Thomas

      What is your squat technique like?
      Problem may not originate at the hip.
      Deviations in technique could be where it starts.

      Issue may originate at the ankle.
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      IT band, glute, or tensor fascia lata, hamstring, QL tightness?
      Smashing the outside of your hip is less about a specific spot for the lacrosse ball.
      Freestyle the area you’ll know what needs attention once you start doing it.

    • #76542
      AvatarChris Janeway

      I know my back pain starts because I can feel my back rounding as i approach depth which again is strange considering i can break 90 with the leg raise test

      I have recently just smashed my QL and can report that my back pain has gone down significantly however it is still present.
    • #76544
      AvatarChris Janeway

      Just to report back – played with hip capsule mob and got good results, Pain from back elevated pretty quickly and squat and deadlift tekkers improved massively.

      Thanks for the help.

    • #76546
      AvatarPatrick Thomas

      Great to hear smashing the QL helped.
      Good you saw good results with hip capsule mobs.
      Has anyone taken a look at your squat technique?

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