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Hey guys just seeking some advice, i believe it's my left hip which is the problem, but my right one feels tense all the time and when ever I turn right around a corner it feels as if my right leg is longer if that makes sense ? but when ever I squat I Twist slightly to the left and my left knee points slightly toward the ground at the bottom of my squat where as my right knee is pointing straight forward as it should, another example is i will be doing a Bulgarian lunge with my right foot on a bench behind me,and when I lunge down all my weight goes out the the left of my hip,but my other side my weight is equally spread through out my leg. I also can't tense my left calf very well which is making it a struggle to grow ? Also my right knee is starting to play up because of the majority of th weight goes to my right side,do you think this can be fixed my stretches/exercises or should I get it looked at, if so, who would deal with this problem. Thanks heaps! ????

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Hey mate! I have a similar issue to you. I believe it's due to anterior pelvic tilt (google it), which is caused by poor posture and lack of stretching or even underlying injuries. This results tightness in some or all of the muscles around the hips (hamstrings, glutes, lower back, abs and hip flexors). Basically you need to give yourself a realignment.

 

Haven't got much time to write as much as I'd like to but these are the stretches that have gone a long way to fixing the issue with me:

 

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Awesome @IDeclareWar thank you very much for the help, I'm working on my posture and I'm not the greatest at remembering to stretch,so I will give them a go! Also when you say realignment,do you just mean by doing these stretches,or do I need to go and see someone? Thanks again! Appreciate it. ??

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Cheers bro, you're welcome! Regarding alignment, just by doing these stretches at first. If you do them often enough you'll soon get a feeling for what works and what doesn't and you may find additional stretches that help fix your issue.

 

If you've got spare cash you can go see a physio as well, they may help you zero in on the source of the issue more quickly and can assist you with stretches.

 

Chiropractors can also be good but I wouldn't recommend going to one without first doing all of the above and also without a full NMR in hand so that there is no doubt as to the condition of the spine, and exactly where the pinch points lie.

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Sweet bro,Il defiantly try these stretches,and see how they go, And what do you mean by NMR? I've been to a physio about it,but all he really did was try to stretch it out kind of like that American stretch you put on your post, and didn't really help me with anything else, pretty useless really haha,I might give a chiropractor a go if I'm still having problems,but thanks heaps for this @IDeclareWar glad some one having a similar problem could give me some insight on what to do haha. 

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@I Declare War sorry mate,quick question. Just noticing it a lot today stepping onto ladder etc,that when I step up all my weight is directed  toward to outside of my hip,I know I've already mentioned this,but it's like kind of twitching or spazzing a bit today too haha. Anyway to make my weight be more evenly distributed through out my left leg? I also can't tense the inside of my left calf and my left leg in general is quite a bit smaller then my right one. Do you reckon just to keep doing these stretches?

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Yeah mate keep doing these stretches, they will help even things out. Try standing on one foot with your left foot as well. I do that as well, forgot to mention it.

 

If it doesn't get noticeably better after a few weeks of stretches, then you really do need to go see a physio or doctor and get some body scans.

 

Try and periodise your stretching as well. For example, Side bends and a bit of twisting every third day. You really need to give your body time between stretching sessions if you're trying to resolve issues like these. The body needs time to recover and adjust after each session.

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Sweet as bro! Thank you. So you reckon like side bends and twists on one day then those laying down ones and the American seated ones another day,then a couple days rest between doing those stretches again? Cheers man,I will go see some one if it doesn't start getting better. Because it's starting to effect other parts of my body too, knees and lower back etc. can't be any good for me haha

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Yeah mate that's a good plan. Try and go by feel and don't be too aggressive with them too early as you can injure yourself. Also, you'll find that you tighten up the day after vigorous stretching, so it's not productive stretching that day anyway, and you'll find that those muscles will be a lot weaker in the gym. Don't worry about this, just adjust your workouts accordingly.

 

No, it can't be good! Hopefully you figure it out! If you're in Auckland and want to get together for a workout / stretching session just flick me a message.

 

Cheers!

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11 hours ago, I Declare War said:

Yeah mate that's a good plan. Try and go by feel and don't be too aggressive with them too early as you can injure yourself. Also, you'll find that you tighten up the day after vigorous stretching, so it's not productive stretching that day anyway, and you'll find that those muscles will be a lot weaker in the gym. Don't worry about this, just adjust your workouts accordingly.

 

No, it can't be good! Hopefully you figure it out! If you're in Auckland and want to get together for a workout / stretching session just flick me a message.

 

Cheers!

 

If I come to auckland can we get together for a massage? :)

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