Thread: Loosening the hips???
8/17/2006 1:18am, #1
Loosening the hips???
I have this problem with my hips that whenever I try to do a high kick, it fucking HURTS. Not in the groin area, in the out hips. I don't understand this. I can't do side splits either, for the same reason. The groin area is fine, it's the hips that start hurting (not even "stretching", just like someone were twisting my joint the wrong way) when I lift my leg too high sideways. Which is funny, because I can do a forward kick above my head and almost do the front splits.
Any ideas? I can't think of a way to stretch that part of the hip to see if it would do anything. The "exact" spot where it hurts would be right underneath and to the side of the hip bone at your waist.
It pisses me off because I like high kicks. :( I also had this problem when doing TKD, but I never really had to do high kicks that had any power, so I could weasel out of it.
8/17/2006 1:27am, #2
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I have the exact same thing.
I'm thinking of seeing a chiro about it.
I can almost put my foot behind my head, but I can't open my legs further than 90 degrees.
you know the reclined cobblers pose?
Like this but on your back, feet together on the floor, knees falling to the side...
That really hurts my hips... how about you?Imports from Japan, Shipping Worldwide! Art Junkie, Scramble, BJJ Spirits, Reversal...
8/17/2006 1:31am, #3
AAAhhh!! The pain! Yeah, it hurts.
Yeah, 90º is my limit. It's weird seeing guys who haven't been training as long or just aren't is as good shape as I am open their legs wider when stretching (like on the floor).
You think a chiro can solve this? Don't they just fondle your spine?
8/17/2006 1:33am, #4
Doing a lotus position stretch helps me, I get the same thing sometimes when I'm feeling particularly stiff.Ranked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm
8/17/2006 1:36am, #5
I know that I CANNOT go more than, say... 145 degrees, but pain from a high kick? It's time to see the chiropractor, PL.
For clarity, I should add that any pain that I do experience is from the groin area, not the hips, which is why I suggest a Chiropractical angle on this problem.
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8/17/2006 1:48am, #6
Seriously? A chiro? I'll ask the guys at my gym if they know of any good ones, then, since they seem to be "in the know". I don't want someone telling me "oh yes yes, come here twice a week for the next 50 years and I'll guarantee I'll get your arms moving again."
8/17/2006 2:05am, #7Originally Posted by Poop Loops
Or not. But like I said, it's your freakin hip. Don't chance it.
8/17/2006 3:01am, #8
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You have a condition called "Just Not That Flexible"
The easiest and cheapest way to deal with it is to just accept that big, dramatic, flashy head kicks are just not gonna be the way you knock someone the **** out. Too bad.Optional signature you may use to appear at bottom of your signatures.
8/17/2006 3:08am, #9
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I'm with kidspatula, the lotus position works wonders, it's from that stretch that I managed to get so flexible.
8/17/2006 4:37am, #10Originally Posted by wakinonioi
PL- chiro. I had this exact problem. she (and yes she was HOT) used strange voodoo chair of death to make my hip go "crack" and the pain never came back. also while this will get rid of the pain (hopefully) im gonna guess you will also have trouble with your flexibility. go see a physio and he will give you stretches and **** to strengthen the abductors and adductors on the out and inside of your leg.