Corked thigh from squats/ grips for deadlifts
Yep, I did it. I was sure I had stretched enough this particular time, but I am really flexible so I am pretty lax when it comes to stretching. I legit did a lot of stretching compared to what I have been doing lately, because there was a couple of steroid abusing muscle tanks doing shoulder shrugs in the squat rack (**** THAT **** PISSES ME OFF... calming down).
Background: Stronglifts 5x5, accelerated from 60-70kg because I felt I was sandbagging, went from 70-75 then 75-80, then increments of 2.5. Haven't deloaded yet, reached 92.5kg last night (**** yeah, more than my ideal bodyweight and fast reaching my actual bodyweight, which is around 102-105kg but at this rate of fat loss I'll be hitting the under 100kg mark again real soon) and although it was hard, I managed to push through the entire 5x5. My left knee is probably not as strong as my right, but since lifting this hasn't caused me problems, however my right leg does seem to compensate regardless of my conscious attempts to balance between the two. It is my right thigh that is corked.
Should I just massage it and continue to load weight next session (tomorrow morning)? I am really keen to hit 100kg squats by the end of next week and this might be causing me to overlook something seriously wrong, so want a second opinion. The muscle only feels corked while walking, it has range of motion and doesn't "hurt" as such. Thoughts?
Also, my deadlifts have been suffering lately because my hand grip is poor. In fact, I have extremely thin forearms for someone my size, my wrists have always been very thin as well, although, other than deadlifting the 130kg barbell, I haven't had much problem with gripping things in the past (lol, intended innuendo).
I notice that some people have one palm facing outwards, one inwards when deadlifting. For me I think this would counter the "roll" of the barbell that seems to break my grip when I lift it. I don't seem to have much trouble actually lifting that amount of weight other than having to readjust my grips when it hits the bottom, which is obviously messing with the technique. I seem to remember somewhere in the program saying that the palm inward/palm outward thing is not good, but that could just be my mind playing tricks on me. Should I be using the inward/outward grip?