squat_university- Do you have anterior hip pain that limits your ability to squat to full depth? Often the go-to fix many show is a banded joint mobilization to address the mobility of the joint itself by stretching the hip capsule (a stiff glove-like covering around the joint). This can be a great help for many who have hip impingements – however sometimes there is another problem creating the problem! . This pain can also come out when the muscles of the lateral hip (like the glute medius and portions of the glute max) aren’t working correctly. . Placing a band across your knees and performing a very slow descent on your warm up sets can help you activate these muscles. As you descend, pause just above the pinch sensation and feel for the lateral hip muscles turn on as you jam you foot into the ground and push out against the band resistance. Eventually you should be able to descend deeper into your full depth squat.. If this exercise is right for your body, you should start to notice less and less of that pinching pain in your hip without the band and an ability to squat to your regular full depth. Always use the test retest method to figure out if the corrective exercise you’re performing is right for your body. If you notice a small improvement in your symptoms – you’re likely on the right track..To learn more about hip impingements, check out the blog article linked in my bio . Thank you @3d4Medical & the app Complete Anatomy for the visual of the body.