Here's the squat workout: 10 sets of 5 reps of the same weight. Increase wt by 5# each day I do the workout. My feet are shoulder width apart, weight on the heel, I stretch and warmup before lifting, back posture is good.
Problem: When I do a set I don't hurt the 1st and 2nd rep but by the 5th rep I'm in excruciating pain. There is no pain when I go down, but when I push up (extension?) it hurts. The further I go down, the more I have to push up, the more it hurts - IOW more range of motion = more intense pain. The pain feels like it's either at the hip socket or that large groin ligament. There is light, dull pain during daily activities but nothing remarkable. My groin feels tight all the time. I only hurt like this when I do squats; nothing when I do leg presses or stairs.
I like squats and this workout (found it on a military special forces website) has given me great results in my legs. Hopefully this isn't a sign my hips can't handle squats anymore.
As a side note.....
For those who are interested, this is how my workout is progressing: I'm running 3mi in about 8:45, I'm up to 165# (I was 160 in Feb '06). I've had to increase the resistance on my wt lifting a few times. The hardest part: eating "clean" food :)