FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 43 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
MAWomanTCC, Manu, wlh001, HonestyM57, Sanda_fan
23231 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Zombie Zero 2
MAWomanTCC 2
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
New Topics
Martial Arts by Laura Bonthuis Chen Taijiquan
by MAWomanTCC
10/05/19 03:43 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Recent Posts
Martial Arts by Laura Bonthuis Chen Taijiquan
by Zombie Zero
10/18/19 05:30 PM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Zombie Zero
10/18/19 05:29 PM
Forum Stats
23231 Members
36 Forums
35699 Topics
432764 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#433651 - 08/18/11 01:07 PM Couple questions on hip/upper thigh area
MrGordo Offline

Registered: 12/06/10
Posts: 8
Loc: England
Just a couple things that I have noticed while doing my flexibility work.

The first one is when I am in the straddle position trying to stretch out my inner thigh I usually have to stop due to a discomfort in my outer thigh (I suppose around the glute med. area), rather than me stopping due to the stretch around the inner thigh. I also feel this when kicking, having to stop my kick short due to this discomfort rather than a stretch of the inner thigh. Is this normal to feel?

The other query is a clicking in the left hip joint. It's not painful or anything but my kicks on the left don't seem to have as full a range of motion as my right and I wonder the two are related. The most noticeable time I hear these clicks are when I am lying on my back and my left leg is raised then when I bring it down just over half way it clicks. Thing is my right leg does this action very smoothly.

So, any ideas guys?

#433653 - 08/18/11 02:44 PM Re: Couple questions on hip/upper thigh area [Re: MrGordo]
Zach_Zinn Offline

Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 1031
Loc: Olympia, WA
Outer thigh thing sounds like the IT band maybe. If you poke around the outside of your thigh, coming down from your glutes and you feel tender bits, good chance the IT band is rpetty involved.

The clicking hip thing on flexion is usually the psoas muscle, you can try some psoas stretching and see if it helps. If you do a job (or anything else) where you sit for long periods of time, both of these problems will be exacerbated.

That is best stretch IMO, there is another common one where you are doing the same thing but simply propped up the back knee, I have never had any luck with that stretch.

Here's a QL stretch (antagonist to psoas), you could also stretch that a bit, this stretch also helps with HIT band on the other side, so you'd be getting everything.

Edited by Zach_Zinn (08/18/11 02:48 PM)


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki, WhiteDragon11 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!


Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga