This goes on about a month and a half back.
I was going to do some cardio, so I jogged to the rec center (my school's gym/indoor track/basketball courts, about 1/4 mile away), did some stretches, jogged around 100m, and then did an all out sprint. Apparently I should have warmed up longer, as I pulled or tore or hyperextended my left quad. Basically I just was running really hard, and after I was going almost full speed, my quad (as my knee was bent) came up really, really ****ing high (my buddy was behind me and was like, "holy ****, you definitely ****ed that up").
Well, I sort of walked around a little that day, did some contrast showers, and for the past month and a half I've been mixing in some real long distance training. I hit my legs with power cleans and sled stuff and such, and I've never felt any problem with my quad in the past month. Well, today I figured it was certainly fine for me to get back on the track. So, I jogged to the rec center, stretched, jogged 200m, did some accelerates, and then ran 400m, rested, and then started on my second one, and about 40m into it I re-pull(?) my left quad, though not nearly as bad as before. It probably just wasn't healed from the last time, but since it wasn't bad I just finished my workout and kind of dragged my quad along. I wasn't running exactly fast--my first 400 time was 1:10, so the next one was starting at about the same speed.
Any idea on exactly what I did/how to fix it? Thanks.
let it rest and do light stuff liek bodyweight squats to get the blood flow to it. also ice/heat it. let it heal longer this time before doing any fast running.
I think that hams are worse... Any tears kill.
Jon 'Cra-Z' Mahoney
Age: 17; Lifting since 15.
Current stats: | Height: 5'10" | Weight: 183.1lbs. | Left bicep: 13.9" | Right bicep: 14.2" | Right forearm: 12.8" | Left forearm: 12" | Left quad: 23" | Right quad: 23" | Hips: 40" | Waist: 32.5" | Left calf: 14.1" | Right calf: 15" | Chest: 40" | Shoulders: 48.3"
(All as of October 4th, 2006, except weight is as of November 13th, 2006.)
Recovering from a broken leg, just getting back to legs.
Bench: 230 lbs. (10/20/06) | Squat: 405 lbs. | Deadlift: 405 lbs. (10/23/06)
That would be the best thing to do right now.Originally Posted by Chrispy
Past (4Jul05) | Present (22Nov05)
Weight - 205 | 217
BF - 26% | 22%
Max Bench - 230| 295
Max Dead - 240 | 275
Max Squat - 240 | 315
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