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Hamstring pain when doing quad stretch
« on: April 16, 2020, 10:28:20 am »
Have you guys ever had that hamstring pain when you stretch your quads bringing your heels to butt but when the angle reaches 45 degrees hamstring contracts and stiffs and cramps and you dare not straight your legs as muscle is stiff and will cause more pain then iris until you slowly bend and straight till it goes. Gives me understanding of hamstring tear when sprinting.

So I quickly bring heel so my hams don't have to contract when going slow as hamstring has to stabilise legs when being raised slowly.

It is very tight and painful if I let my legs be bent any opening of the knees and hell breaks loose.
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   - a walk, b skip quick powerful switch (heel to hams focus), a runs, dribbles small to big to run, straight leg to runs (force, reflex, go up/forward). force to hit the ground before it hits the ground knee/hip is at 90 degrees.
   - acceleration: low heel recovery, shin angle low, drive legs back before hitting the ground and drive thighs/knee forward not up
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5 toe to heel steps = 148cm

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Re: Hamstring pain when doing quad stretch
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 02:52:51 am »
thats because your hamstrings also contract during that movement. it is because of a weak/tight hamstring specific spot. will have to find a good way to massage it.
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Re: Hamstring pain when doing quad stretch
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 04:15:31 am »
never had that before but it sounds bad. be careful.
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