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Barry Anderson 06-05-2008 02:56 AM

Leg Weakness
 
Hi everyone,

I've been doing the scaled WODs for a while now and have noticed good progress in several areas. One of the biggest areas of improvement has been the strength and power of my legs.

My problem is that I suffered a bad leg injury a few years back where several bones were broken. Although I'm fully recovered and my leg never gives me discomfort I still seem to have a preference over one leg - in all types of squat movements. As I become stronger this is now becoming visibly noticeable.

Don't get me wrong I have seen significant improvements in both legs but there is a larger improvement in one.

Any suggestions for trying to equalise this dominant leg?

I hope that all makes sense!

Cheers,
B.

Barry Anderson 06-05-2008 03:35 AM

Re: Leg Weakness
 
As an additional note. The gym I use has a mat similar to [URL="http://www.amazon.co.uk/BOSU-Professional-without-Handbook-DVD/dp/B000VE6ZS6/ref=sr_1_29?ie=UTF8&s=sports&qid=1212661965&sr=1-29"]this[/URL]. I was considering spending 10 minutes doing air squats every night on it - not sure if it would help though.

Steven Low 06-05-2008 09:42 AM

Re: Leg Weakness
 
I would suggest, if you can, starting to work on pistols. You'll see diffences in reps if one leg is dominant over the other.

Also, take your reps slower. If there's a mirror around make sure you're balancing it right. You will have to think about this for every rep -- not something you want to do but it's something that is fixable if you do.

I'm actually coming off some of the same thing in which I (1) badly sprained my left ankle and overcompensated with my right side. This lead to (2) overuse in my right knee which got acutely aggravated with a patellar ligament injury leading to compensation with my mostly healed left side. So right now I'm just trying to get my right knee up to par and fix my movement patterns. It's HARD work, but be mindful everytime you do exercise and it will come back up.


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