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Zak

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Rehab Mode + Results
« on: February 02, 2012, 01:49:34 pm »
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Just highlighting the importance of rehab and muscle activation/correct motor patterns

Been really working towards improving my motor function of my hips (especially my glute med),
along w/ getting my ankles proper mobility and proprioception.

As a result, my injured leg has been feeling a lot better.
In addition, having better motor patterns has helped me maintain my jumping ability.

I have not been squatting heavy for quite a long time (2-3 months), yet i believe that
through changing my motor patterns while bringing my muscle tissue to proper length I have been
able to maintain much of my jumping ability for DLRVJ. while squatting while ignoring my functional muscle problems i was able to grab rim with the tips of my finger. Now i am only a little below the rim, which i think is pretty good, seeing that i havent been squatting much.

so in short, get your body into proper function!

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Re: Rehab Mode + Results
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 02:16:36 pm »
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What leg injury did you have?
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Re: Rehab Mode + Results
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 03:36:19 pm »
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Shouldn't you also consider you were injured when you were jumping lower?  I won't argue against you in the motor patterns and glute activation work, but I'm very sure doing heavy squatting AND improving motor patterns will get you the best results. 

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Re: Rehab Mode + Results
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 04:07:55 pm »
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Leg injury = Ankle sprain which i never took care of
after going on bosu ball, i realize that my ankle stability/proprioception sucked
which i think led me to have hip and knee tracking problems b/c the knee and hip has to compensate to be "mobile"

combined w/ inactive glute med. on that same side ( which i think couldve came from the ankle sprain) , led to tight
IT band...further contributing to patellar tracking problems.



"Shouldn't you also consider you were injured when you were jumping lower?  I won't argue against you in the motor patterns and glute activation work, but I'm very sure doing heavy squatting AND improving motor patterns will get you the best results. "

yeah i was injured when i was jumping lower. then I lifted weights (squats and such) so i did get higher--able to touch rim.
and im not saying that im going to stop heavy squatting forever b/c my motor patterns have improved. in fact, i cant wait to get back at it when my knee is in healthy form again, but until then I'm just going to work on moving right. so that when i can start squatting again, i can really maximize my results. So i definitely do agree with you. 

but yeah, my main point was to just highlight how helpful it is (at least for me) to get moving right first, instead of just ignoring it and keep on squatting. taking a few steps back now, so i can take huge steps forward later!