I’ve been doing hip thrusts for a year with 50 pound dumbbells, but about two months ago we got a barbell and plates, and I was able to significantly increase the weight of my hip thrusts. I am using a barbell pad. Since beginning to use the barbell, I often notice an annoying (not painful) nerve twinge on the front of my upper left leg during my hip thrusts. (Sometimes I’m able to help it go away by wiggling the bar around- however, I do think the bar is in the right place when the nerve twinge is happening.) I’ve also noticed a gradual loss of feeling in the front of my left leg – same place. I only made this connection this past weekend- that the loss of feeling has come on gradually since beginning heavy barbell hip thrusts. Has anyone noticed this? Even though it’s been a fairly short time, I’ve seen really good glute growth with this exercise, but I’m wondering if I need to stop, or just let my body adjust on its own, or what.