Hip problems during exercise

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    Jul 06, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    I just finished my workout today. I decided not to do my usual barbell squats because lately I've been more lightheaded than usual and so I didn't want to risk possibly fainting. That issue aside for another thread...

    I was doing my lat pulldowns, prone-position hamstring curls and incline crunches and after half way through either of their 3 sets, as I keep going I can feel my hip joints wanting to do something weird, dislocate or something. And I can tell that if it happens, it's gonna be really painful! It finally happened in the middle of my last set of crunches, and I had to get up and try to endure the brief but painful episode. After a few minutes, the pain went away and it's better-ish.

    Obviously, this is a problem that shouldn't be happening. Am I lifting too heavy? What about the crunches? I'm not even using any weight...Anyone else have this issue? What can I do to stop it from happening?

    (This has fueled my fear to avoid ever doing any hip abduction exercises.) icon_neutral.gif
  • Latenight30

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    Jul 06, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    I call it Hip Displacia. It's the same thing dog get when they get old. It happens to me. I don't think there is anything you can really do. It can be a little un nerving but nothing life threatening. It happens when I'm doing abs on the decline and when I get my legs spread really wide during sex. Comes with the territory.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 07, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    Hi-you're young maybe you are doing too much- Ask a trainer to help it just might be your form??

    Hard to tell from what you described??
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    Jul 08, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    I used to have this problem when doing sumo squats and deadlifts. I started doing that machine where you push your legs together and the other one where you push your legs apart and after a couple of weeks of that the pain went away and I could do my squats and deadlifts again. For me it was using muscles around my hip joints I wasn't used to using, so once I strengthened them the pain went away. Worth a try.....