Ever since my first post on here, I have been pretty much just been talking about this darn broken arm I got and how it was handled after (on the training board). Since I havenít been able to focus on upper body as much, I have been focusing on legs more and making pretty good gains, using primarily hack squats (machine), single leg press, leg extensions, leg curls and seated leg curls. I hadnít attempted much free weights because of the arm.
One exercise I recently did was the one legged squat (or lunge?) On the Smith machine, a machine I normally donít like because I could just never get into it, but thought it might be better for now because of my arm. The first time I did the exercise, it was so-so. I felt like it was putting too much of the wrong kind of pressure of the outer head of my quads for some reason. Well I tried it again last night and still felt too much of the wrong kind of pain. I decided to try barbell lunges instead. My arm is getting better so I thought it would be okay to try it with a barbell. Well, on the fourth set, I heard a weird sound, hard to describe, not a pop or tear per se, just like a ďcrunchĒ. I stopped the exercise and got some pain in the outer head of the quad and in the uppermost part of the thigh, almost near the hip/groin area. It happened right in the lowermost position of the lunge with my left leg. I think maybe that Smith exercise set me up for this, not sure. The pain is not excruciating now, I can walk okay, maybe a slight limp. But stairs are an issue and I obviously I am assuming any kind of leg work will be. The pain right now is in most of my quad area. My life sucks lately, first a broken arm now this!
Any expert ideas or opinions on what kind of injury this could be? I would hate to have to go to a doctor again and the whole routine like I did with my arm. I am hoping this goes away on itís own, but who knows. I have been injured more in this past year than in the rest of my life. I would please appreciate any thoughts on this latest problem, please.