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Old 12-23-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
Remington Jones
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Broken leg 6 years ago still affecting me

I broke my Tib/fib for the second time about 6 years ago. It was a bad break, I was in some sort of cast for over a year. Toes to thigh for 4 months. I realize now I should of gone to rehab but I never did. A year after I got my cast off, I had the plates removed. As soon as my doc would let me I was hiking and running. I spent a summer backpacking daily and climbing mountains. 20 miles a day with heavy loads was the norm. The past few years I have been an active runner, running maybe 30 miles a week.

However none of my activity has made the left(broken) leg as strong as the right. It's not the calf It's the thigh mainly quads.

It's crazy they adjustments I have made. I catch myself all the time doing things like; landing mostly on the right leg, stepping with right leg on stairs, jumping with my right leg, or even just shifting my weight while standing. I do it subconsciously.

I know I need to do some Isolation exercises. I plan on working in one legged squats before and after lower body centric WOD's.

I guess my real question is how can I get past this mental block. I baby it like I am going to break it again. Ugg I'm just frustrated. After everything I've done I can't get past this stupid leg.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:02 AM   #2
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Re: Broken leg 6 years ago still affecting me

I would recommend plyometrics. If you want to get over a fear of babying it, start training to land on it with all your weight. Start with jump rope, then box jumps, then running leaps and long jumps.

I wouldn't do one leg squats. Instead I would work medium weight barbell squats, high reps per set, focusing on making the left leg do most of the work. Similarly, when doing CF and a set of 30 squats, think about making the left leg do most of the work. This is better than one leg squats.
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