I have been seeing a physical therapist for about 6 months in regards to some tight hip flexors and shoulders. I as well as my PT have come to the realization that it isn’t just my hips and my shoulders, but in fact my entire body is extremely unflexible and very painful to work on.
Psoas & Illiacus
All extremely tight and almost unbareable to massage/release.
Also the rigorous stretching program i have made hasn’t improved anything at all besides my chest.
Despite going through the pain of trying to release these muscles, all seem to have not budged one bit. This has gotten me to look into other posibilities such as Mineral Deficiencies and my PH levels in my body. I’ve been some minerals for a while, haven’t done much other than keep the muscle cramps away.
Because my calves and hips are so tight, i cannot get proper extension out of my drive phase or any phase for that matter. I feel like i cannot push. I also externally rotate my legs abotu 45 degrees every stride i take.
These problems are killing my times on the track. My 60m time is a 7.01, but I know I can do much better. Strength isn’t an issue, I am 148lbs and powerclean 205×10.
Any ideas on what can be causing my tightness? and how I can address the issue? This is driving me crazy.