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Old 11-07-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
Stephen R. Lampl
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Hamstring Tear.......Advice?

I believe I may have suffered a level 1 tear/strain of my left hamstring this afternoon. I was doing good mornings with a 45# bar and had done about 7 reps with no problems - - felt great as a matter of fact. Then I felt a sharp "pop" and stinging/burning sensation in the middle of my left ham, so I stopped immediately. I have iced and stretched the affected area and taken ibuprofen. It feels better, but is still sore. No evidence of bruising or internal bleeding is present yet, so I think the tear or pull was not severe.

Can anyone offer any suggestions or advice? I'd like to continue doing CF WOs which will not bother the hamstring(s) until it can sufficiently heal and strengthen, but I know it is important to keep increased blood flow going thru those muscles.

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Old 11-08-2008, 12:16 AM   #2
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Re: Hamstring Tear.......Advice?

That "pop" is the kiss of death...

I "tweaked" my hammy in HS cross country 15 years ago and its never been the same...mostly because I kept running on it. Keep icing and after 48 hours switch to an ice/heat therapy. You can do some light stretching but only if it doesn't bother it. I know the hardeset thing to do is rest, but honestly I think the old fashioned principle of R.I.C.E. is the best thing you can do right now.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:57 AM   #3
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Re: Hamstring Tear.......Advice?

You may consider this work and family safe link to Mark Rippetoe's rehab program. I can attest to having successfully rehabbed a pulled hamstring (done during a squat) by doing this protocol.

http://************.net/forum/showthread.php?t=700

Two weeks to the day after the injury, I squatted for ten reps the same weight that I pulled my hammy on attemping a set of five reps.
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Re: Hamstring Tear.......Advice?

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You may consider this work and family safe link to Mark Rippetoe's rehab program. I can attest to having successfully rehabbed a pulled hamstring (done during a squat) by doing this protocol.

http://************.net/forum/showthread.php?t=700

Two weeks to the day after the injury, I squatted for ten reps the same weight that I pulled my hammy on attemping a set of five reps.
Joel,

Many thanks for the link to Rip's advice. I'll be giving this a try!
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