Fixing Hip Shift In My Squat

Hip Shift, what the heck is that? I had never heard of it until I decided to video tape my squat from the front. What I saw had me a tad concerned and its funny I have always recorded my squats from the side. As a result I thought my squat form was pretty good.

In the following video you can see how I shift the weight to my right hip. This is probably why my right glute and lower back have given me grief ever since I started lifting. It comes and goes but it is something that always seems to be there. When I was in my 20’s I had a bad motocross accident and I cracked my hip. To be honest I can’t remember if I cracked my right or left hip, it’s been so long. Interesting thing with cracking your hip is that there is nothing the doctors could do other then give me pain killers and let it heal on its own.

As you can see, there is a definite shift to the right hip. So the big question is how do I fix this? Well after getting some suggestions I found the following video from Juggernaut Training Systems. I have decided to give this a try.

It’s been a few days and I have been doing the exercises but still not sure its having the effect I want. I am so impatient. I am going to keep working on it and in the meantime I am squatting facing the mirror so that I have real time feedback on what’s going on. Normally they say you should not squat facing a mirror which I have not done for years. In this case however I think it can help at least let me see if its getting better or not and give me realtime feedback.

Today I just had three singles at 295 lbs. I think the first one was pretty good but then it got worse.

I may ultimate need to go to a physiotherapist to see what they say. I really don’t want to stop making progress and am hoping I can work thought this and fix it while still making gains. If you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

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