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Old 03-30-2004, 05:16 PM   #1
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Hi, I've got a hamstring injury that's about 5 years old. I felt my hamstring go when I was trying to water ski (the ski didn't release). I am told this is a common way to injure a hamstring. Anyway, the ham on my left side is considerably weaker than the one on my right. The hamstring starts to "seize up" after about 100M of running. It gets really tight and its almost like running with one leg. I can force myself to do about 400M total before I am finished with running, it tightens up so badly. I was told by an Osteopath just to stretch it and take Alleve but it really puts a hurt on my trying to do any running for the WODs. I usually have to substitute with an elliptical trainer, bike, or stairmaster for the running. Any ideas so I can get started running again. Thanks for any help. Jack
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:30 AM   #2
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Here is a suggestion. If you are pain free.

1. Establish range of motion comparisons for both limbs.
2. Establish strength comparison not only for both limbs but establish a strength percentage for the quadriceps vs the hamstrings. Your hamstrings should be AT least 70% of your quad strength. (Dintiman, Ward and Tellez note that elite sprinters approach 100% of the strength in their hamstrings)
3. Work dynamic range of motion in the hamstrings. Also start your program with leg swing motions and anterior reach drills, easing into the workout.
4. Work high repetition squats. These are full, rear to the ground. Do these everyday. If you question your technique then secure the squat clinic CrossFit journal and read up.
5. During every workout integrate one of the following. Romanian Deadlifts Double or single leg extensions on Glute-Ham bench, Reverse Hyper, Waiters Bow. Move towards single leg efforts on all. Only use a leg extension machine for comparison or testing.
6. Incorporate PNF stretching routine for your hamstrings during your post exercise cool down.

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Old 03-31-2004, 07:06 AM   #3
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During every workout integrate one of the following. Romanian Deadlifts Double or single leg extensions on Glute-Ham bench

..should read double or single leg back extensions
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Old 03-31-2004, 12:23 PM   #4
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Thanks Rutman. I appreciate all the effort you put into your reponse. Jack
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Old 03-31-2004, 03:50 PM   #5
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That needs to go in the FAQ or some other highly prominent place.
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