View Full Version : Dodgy hams
02-09-2001, 04:47 PM
Hi guys, got a big problem. Whenever I work my legs at the gym the next day I have severe pain and swelling of my hamstrings. This lasts for up to a week. Should I use the R.I.C.E after my workout just in case as it always seems to happen even if I`ve hardly teained the hams. However my quads never get sore. I realise hams are smaller than quads and are more for endurance but this is causing a real problem for me. As I`m writing this I`m in excruciating pain. I cannot even straighten my legs my hams are so tight and I`ve tried stretching them with no luck. Have I got myself a severe muscle imbalance here or what? Gotta go get some ice. Any advice from you guys would be appreciated.
02-10-2001, 11:38 AM
go see a doctor as soon as possible if the pain is as bad as you make it sound
02-12-2001, 07:09 AM
What are you doing to train them?
02-12-2001, 04:29 PM
Thanx guys. Paul my leg workout looks like this:
Leg presses ( no plates for squats ).
100k 20 reps warm up
150 ( max weight, sh*te I know) 2-3 to failure
Leg curls ( weak hams )
20k 20 rep warm up
55k usually 10, 8, 6 strict
Leg extension ( strong quads )
40k 20 rep warm up
80k ( max ) 3 sets 8 usually 8, 8, 6.
Paul I go to failure on every set. They are all machines for legs it`s a poor gym I know but it has excellent freeweights for upper body.
Any suggestions, should I use lunges? I have a decent Vastus medialis ( teardrop) but very scarred ham tissue ( according to my sport therapy lecturer). Theyre very lumpy and I get pain mostly in the origins just below glutes. It hurts just to curl my leg no weight) not bad but uncomfortable.
Any suggestions appreciated :)
02-12-2001, 08:19 PM
I would see a doctor.
My guess is,Yes you do have a imbalance and you have tight hams.
You may want to hold off on doing your quads and work on bringing your hams up.But see a doc first.
02-13-2001, 07:32 AM
Scarred ham tissue??
Might be related to your pain?
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