About 2 years ago, I suddenly and for no distinct reason, I began experiencing pain in both my petallar tendons. I was unable to run or do much more than walk for about 2 months. Walking up stairs was also difficult as it agrivated the tendons. Due to my fathers procrastionation, I was unable to see a doctor untill about 2 months after I first complained to him (I'm 16 now). The doctor gave me a routine to address the pain which involved icing and a number of motions with minimal weight. The pain in the left knee went away relitively fast, but it took me another year for the right knee to heal sufficiently for me to begin lifting, running and playing sports again. Might I add that naturally, it seems that my ratio of glute to quad size is much larger than most people. I look at all the guys in the guy that are my height (5'11") and they have much larger quads than I do but can't even squat half what I can. It seems that the majority of the power in my lower body is contained in my qlutes. I think that's part of the reason my knees were hurting in the first place. I just have a large butt.
In that year my right quad lost significant mass, but the majority of this mass seems to be in the Vastus Medalis and Vastus Laterials. While I was injured, extending my leg the last 15 to 30 degrees would cause pain right below the knee cap, so I never did it. I also rested the majority of my weight on my left leg. It also seems that the Rectus Femoris has somewhat compensated for the reduced mass in the 2 muscles and has gained mass, especially in the upper thigh. I've been squatting since march of this year and I'm about to hit 500 pound maxx. The problem, though, is that the lack of mass in the right leg is making my whole lower body asymmetrical. My righ glute is now larger, adn more powerful than my left and my left quad is MUCH larger than my right.
My right quad just doesn't seem to fatigue from heavy lifting and I just can't seem to target the Vatus Medalis and the Vastus Lateralis. I don't get a pump, I somtimes feel the effect of a lactic acid build up, but that goes away fast and a day after a heavy squat workout, the right quad isn't sore at all. Naturally I want to fix this problem cause I don't want a huge left quad and huge right glute only, so how can I target the Vatsus Medalis and Vastus Lateralis? I desperatly want to hit them hard and wake up the next day with a sore feeling in those muscles, I can't remember the last time they were sore. Can someone help me PLEASE? Sorry for the VERY long post.