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  1. Xeleth is offline

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    Posted On:
    8/24/2010 3:31pm

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    Support Leg hurts after kicking?

    Recently, I've been doing more kicks, and everytime I kick, my support leg hurts from the thigh up. I'm not sure what's going on. I pivot my feet and everything. So... anyone know what's going on?
  2. Neo Sigma is offline

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    First- ask your coach.

    Second- get up on the ball of the foot on your support leg. The more contact your foot has with the floor, the more torque it's going to create on that leg.
  3. Xeleth is offline

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    I did ask my coach. He said it's probably from lack of stretching. But I stretch for at least 5 minutes or so.

    Makes sense. It mainly happens when I do my side-kicks though.
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    Where exactly on your thigh does it hurt? If it's on the outside of your hip, then you may not be rotating your pelvis enough. The pain is a sign of the top head of your femur jamming into your acetabulum (hip socket); rotating your pelvis creates space for it to move. This is a common problem in individuals who did not start stretching until adulthood.
  5. Xeleth is offline

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    8/24/2010 9:14pm

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    Yeah, it's the outside of my hip. So what should I do? I'm only 17, so..not EXACTLY an adult yet. ;P
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    8/25/2010 6:13am

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    Read this column from Thomas Kurz at Stadion.com:

    http://www.stadion.com/column_stretch02.html

    The principle of rotating your pelvis in the side split applies to kicking also, particularly in techniques that raise the leg to the side.
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    Posted On:
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    For sidekicks, make sure the heel of your supporting leg's foot is facing the target. That will take a lot of pressure off your hip flexors.
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    8/31/2010 3:23pm

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    Thanks for all the info guys, much appreciated.
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    Probably the biggest thing is too much tension, especially since you're doing TKD style kicks which typically utilize a lot more of your leg muscles. Try keeping your leg completely loose and throw your kicks with the twisting of your hips rather than using your leg muscles. The tension in your legs causes your muscles to be more stiff, putting a lot more strain on your legs every time you kick.
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