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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Wannabebig Member KevBren420's Avatar
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    squat PROBLEM

    ALright, about 3yrs ago while i was squatting, i jsut jumped into a set without stretching or anything, and when i was done, i got this really bad pain in the back of my leg(see pictuer below) I took about month off after this to avoid further injury. Now its 3 years later, and EVERYTIME i try to squat i get the same problem. So tonight i go to the gym, thinking i might finally get it down. I have good form, imo. i took a lap around the track and stretched really good. Warmed up on the bar, threw 135lbs on, and what do u know? same old thing.Its like a really sharp pain, and kind of feels like when you get a charlie horse, only a sharper pain. It seems to happen when i put more weight on the heel of my foot. Im looking for something i can do to stop this, maybe a stretch, or another exercise to strengthen this part of my leg. Its really jsut annoying b/c today i benched 200, but i doubt i can even squat that since i never got into working my legs good for this reason.
    Heres a picture to show you teh area of my leg that hurts(only good pictuer i could find that showed the spot good)
    editic will be up momentarilly
    Last edited by KevBren420; 04-18-2007 at 01:01 PM.

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    here it is

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    By the look of the picture it looks like you have things under control.

    Sorry but I'm no help

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    It's definitely something you should hide from the doctor, or anyone else who might be able to help for that matter.

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    well obviously thats not me, jsut a good picture for reference of the area i am talking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevBren420 View Post
    well obviously thats not me,

    I thought my redface would show I was only kidding, I suck at getting my point across over the net.....and in life in general.

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    That is your hamstring. Stretch and work them. Do SLDLs, leg curls, RDLs, deadlifts and other exercises that target the hamstring cause the same issue?
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    Here's an idea: try going to a sports doctor.

    He or she will probably know a lot more about your condition than us.
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    ya it will happen when i do anything related to squatting like deadlifts and leg press etc.

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    You hamstrings are weak, they are the opposing muscles of the quad and are pulled on and flexed during the squat motion. If ur quads overpower the hamstrings it will pull and can lead to alot of injuries.

    Stretch ur hams and work stdl, as much as I hate to not start a workout with squats work like arnold with the priority principal and hit hams first

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    what are stdl's, and sldl's?? are they both for hamstrings? what else can i do for hamstrings?

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    Start with less than 135, work your way up very slowly. Bar first. Take the hit to your ego and just focus on working that hammy. And still, go see a sports medicine specialist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevBren420 View Post
    what are stdl's, and sldl's??
    Straight-leg or Stiff-leg DLs...
    Exrx is your friend...
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html

    for other Ham exercises...
    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/Thi...#anchor1942303
    although I would recommend staying off the machines...

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    I just love all the "doctors" here telling the guy to just work through the (perhaps) injury by taking it light.

    If it HURTS, it's bad; have it looked at. If it ACHES or just feels weird, review your form.

    I really doubt that the problem is load-related. He said that he was doing fine and then one day it started hurting. That is not a problem that will go away by just doing lighter work.

    To the OP: Please have your condition looked at by a professional. Someone above said check your ego. That doesn't always mean do lighter weight. Sometimes we need a physician to tell us if something is wrong.
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    BG5150,
    Everytime anyone has an injury, your single bit of advice is to see a doctor. I think everyone can agree that is a given... IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION, OR POTENTIALLY HAVE ONE, SEE A DOCTOR.

    That said...

    To the OP,
    You are reinjuring your hamstring every single time you train a movement that stresses your hamstring. You need to rest, massage, and ice the area. Unless it is a serious pull, the doctor won't probably do much besides tell you to rest and maybe prescribe some NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxant if you have spasms (that doesn't mean you shouldn't see one...).
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    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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