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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
    Where am I supposed to feel this?
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    You don't necessarily "feel" it, as in pain. It manifests itself in conjunction with other inflexibilities. The IT band WILL get tight and short if it's not actively stretched. If you run or bike and you do not stretch it, it will get short and tight (and swollen either at the area where it connects to the hip and/or the lateral side of the knee.)

    Since you cannot do the strech previously mentioned and since you injured your knee during a squat, I'm quite positive that if it was not your IT band the main culprit, it has to be involved in one way or another.

    Just do the stretches diligently, in particular after biking or running. You should be able to see a marked improvement in your squats after 4-6 weeks. But you must be able to do that stretch, even if it means pulling yourself down by grabbing your feet. This is a litmus test.

    All you have to do now is do them.
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    No, I linked to a stretch. Where should I be feeling this stretch to know that I am doing it correctly? Currently I feel like I'm giving myself a kneebar, because if I try to get in that position, my rear knee is pushed back by my front knee.
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    Where should I be feeling this stretch to know that I am doing it correctly?
    On the side of the hip opposite to the direction you lean. That is, if you lean to the right, you should feel it on the left side.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poop Loops
    Currently I feel like I'm giving myself a kneebar, because if I try to get in that position, my rear knee is pushed back by my front knee.
    Bend the front knee and/or move the front knee a bit forwards.

    See at mark 4:00

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RC7VH3bEB4
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    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
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    So it's by the hip, not in the middle of the thigh?
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    Throughout the hip to the middle of the thight (on the side). If you are feeling it in the front of your thight, you are doing a quadricep stretch (not that it's a bad thing.) It should never be felt at the knee. If you can't get that feeling, just work on your flexibility on all the other areas already mentioned (they may be inhibiting your range of motion.)
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
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    I'm just not feeling that standing one. The lying down one I feel right at the end of the femur, at the side of the hip sort of.

    But the standing one I only feel it right above my hip bone (near the waist). Nothing on the sides or mid thigh really.
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