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« on: April 03, 2007, 08:32:33 AM »

softball season is starting again and i have a question.
I'm a lifter and a weekend warrior.in the last 3 years I've pulled my hamstring and my groin.
bad enough that I've missed alot of time.even now I feel both sometimes when running.
I'm thinking of taking yoga besides the normal pregame stretching.
any advice on preventing further injuries?

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 05:09:32 PM »

softball season is starting again and i have a question.
I'm a lifter and a weekend warrior.in the last 3 years I've pulled my hamstring and my groin.
bad enough that I've missed alot of time.even now I feel both sometimes when running.
I'm thinking of taking yoga besides the normal pregame stretching.
any advice on preventing further injuries?



Combo of stretching and warmup, ie:

Standing/seated on ground toe touches, light/moderate running or biking 3-4 minutes, stretch some more, knees brought up to chest, etc.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 05:29:55 PM »

softball season is starting again and i have a question.
I'm a lifter and a weekend warrior.in the last 3 years I've pulled my hamstring and my groin.
bad enough that I've missed alot of time.even now I feel both sometimes when running.
I'm thinking of taking yoga besides the normal pregame stretching.
any advice on preventing further injuries?



your getting old. have to warm up good. do more than just static streches.  go like 10 yards with high kness, butt kicks, side steps, lunges, 50% sprints.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007, 07:23:35 AM »

ha ha yup definitely getting old.
one more question.
any advise on a leg workout?
I've gone heavy,I've gone light,and one summer I completely skipped legs.
I'm the type that my legs are sore for at least 3 days after training
thank for the help.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2007, 12:46:00 PM »

A good leg workout, twice weekly. Doesn't include warmup sets. Not absolutely necessary if other activities heavily involve leg work.

-Squats, hack squat machine or box squats 4 x 15
-Leg curls 3/4 sets x 15
-Leg press or lunges optional, done after squats. 3/4 sets x 15

-One minute rest between sets.
-Good warmup of 3-4 minutes using a stationary bike, slow running, then some light sets, etc.

That's it, as long as the intensity's high it'll be enough. Keeping the reps higher will reduce the chance of injury & is much better for general conditioning. If you care about getting bigger at this point, just work to increase the weights while still keeping the reps high & rests short.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 09:52:22 AM »

thanks for the help.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007, 01:23:28 AM »

I pulled my hamstring yesterday. Cry

Stopped the lifting after the slight burning sensation.

Seems like a minor pull, since I still can walk without a problem.

Got a meet coming up in two weeks, would hate to pull out, but may have to cancel. Will try active rest, ie walks, saunas, and eventually very light lifting. Also I wear briefs to keep the area warm.

Anyone got suggestions for how to heal quicker?

I won't gamble either, currently lifting's going good, and this was probably just the classic imbalance, quads being much stronger than the hammies, causing the pull.

Thanks,

Hedge
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007, 01:53:47 PM »

I pulled my hamstring yesterday. Cry

Stopped the lifting after the slight burning sensation.

Seems like a minor pull, since I still can walk without a problem.

Got a meet coming up in two weeks, would hate to pull out, but may have to cancel. Will try active rest, ie walks, saunas, and eventually very light lifting. Also I wear briefs to keep the area warm.

Anyone got suggestions for how to heal quicker?

I won't gamble either, currently lifting's going good, and this was probably just the classic imbalance, quads being much stronger than the hammies, causing the pull.

Thanks,

Hedge


how is it now,pain?,black and blue?
both of mine were so bad my legs turned black and blue from back of my legs
all the way down my calf's Sad
1 leg was almost twice the size of the other,couldn't even tie my shoes cuz my foot
got so big from the blood flowing down from my hammys to my feet!
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007, 03:38:18 PM »

Hamstrings can be a pain.  I kept pulling mine playing touch rugby of all things. Never seemed serious, rested for a week or two, then the same thing.  The last time I got a little bruise at the bottom of the hamstring.  My biggest problem was rushing back too quick, then ultimately it took a good 6 months to stop "feeling" the injury when i sprinted.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007, 03:43:01 PM »


how is it now,pain?,black and blue?
both of mine were so bad my legs turned black and blue from back of my legs
all the way down my calf's Sad
1 leg was almost twice the size of the other,couldn't even tie my shoes cuz my foot
got so big from the blood flowing down from my hammys to my feet!


There is nothing visible, and I was able to do stiff deadlifts with a very light weight, used 135-200 lbs for a few reps to get the blood flow, just to get a feel.

Went kind of heavy in the regular squat today, didn't feel anything there either, was obviously very cautious warming up, and used 3 spotters for all my sets.

Maybe I just got off with a scare. But I will play it safe anyways, take it easy, and keep an eye on the rehab of things.

-Hedge


Hamstrings can be a pain.  I kept pulling mine playing touch rugby of all things. Never seemed serious, rested for a week or two, then the same thing.  The last time I got a little bruise at the bottom of the hamstring.  My biggest problem was rushing back too quick, then ultimately it took a good 6 months to stop "feeling" the injury when i sprinted.

This is what I am worried about, not giving the minor injury time enough to heal the first time out.

I know the cause of the injury: My quads are too strong in comparison to my hammies, and the hammies aren't able to match up, so I will make sure to go a bit heavier on the stiff deadlifts once in awhile.

But right now, I need to make sure the injury heals up completely.

Sax, thanks for the input. Did you have a quad-ham inbalance as well?

-Hedge
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2007, 03:51:05 PM »

Possibly, as the only thing I was really doing for legs was squats at the time.
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007, 05:44:53 PM »

I went to 2 Dr's,a regular and a sports Dr.
both said the same thing,only time helps.
they both said to stretch more than ever.
you can hurt another bodypart by overcompensating for your hamstring.
 
I really hope it's not bad.
you have an advantage over Saxon and myself,both of us play
sports that you have to go from a standing still to running as fast as we can.
you can gauge yourself and how you feel.

don't make the mistakes we made by rushing back Wink

good luck.
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2007, 05:58:10 PM »

I went to 2 Dr's,a regular and a sports Dr.
both said the same thing,only time helps.
they both said to stretch more than ever.
you can hurt another bodypart by overcompensating for your hamstring.
 
I really hope it's not bad.
you have an advantage over Saxon and myself,both of us play
sports that you have to go from a standing still to running as fast as we can.
you can gauge yourself and how you feel.

don't make the mistakes we made by rushing back Wink

good luck.


Thanks!

The stretching and the time advice, both will be used.

Awesome.

-Hedge
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2007, 10:33:19 AM »

Thanks!

The stretching and the time advice, both will be used.

Awesome.

-Hedge


Hahahaha ;Dtell me how the meet goes in a week in a half Wink
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2007, 07:01:45 AM »

I pulled my hamstring yesterday. Cry



Got a meet coming up in two weeks, would hate to pull out, but may have to cancel. Will try active rest, ie walks, saunas, and eventually very light lifting. Also I wear briefs to keep the area warm


Hedge


did you do the meet? Grin
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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2007, 08:29:01 AM »

I'm sure Hedge already replied to this thread.  Completed in the 198 class, pulled around 620 pound but missed 660 pounds (I don't remember the exact poundages).
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2007, 04:21:08 PM »

I'm sure Hedge already replied to this thread.  Completed in the 198 class, pulled around 620 pound but missed 660 pounds (I don't remember the exact poundages).

Pulled 617 lbs, no problem with the hammie.

Missed 668 lbs on the third lift, pulled it a few inches off the ground, couldn't finish though. Felt the hammie again.

Hard to say, but I doubt I could've pulled it, regardless if the hamstring would've held up.

Fortunately enough, I think I can train on like usual, but taking it easy with the deadlift for a couple of weeks, and focusing on the stiff leg deadlift to build hamstring strength.

-Hedge
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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2007, 11:12:51 PM »

softball season is starting again and i have a question.
I'm a lifter and a weekend warrior.in the last 3 years I've pulled my hamstring and my groin.
bad enough that I've missed alot of time.even now I feel both sometimes when running.
I'm thinking of taking yoga besides the normal pregame stretching.
any advice on preventing further injuries?



You cannot train like a bodybuilder if you play a sport, if you play a sport that requires explosive movements, you have to train for function!
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2007, 12:58:43 PM »

Pulled 617 lbs, no problem with the hammie.

Missed 668 lbs on the third lift, pulled it a few inches off the ground, couldn't finish though. Felt the hammie again.

Hard to say, but I doubt I could've pulled it, regardless if the hamstring would've held up.

Fortunately enough, I think I can train on like usual, but taking it easy with the deadlift for a couple of weeks, and focusing on the stiff leg deadlift to build hamstring strength.

-Hedge


Fvckin A thats impressive!!!! much props to you
Hahaha,I knew you would do the meet Wink Grin
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