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The Leg Drain Thread
« on: December 15, 2016, 03:02:19 am »
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so, lying down with legs propped nearly straight up for ~15+ minutes.

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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 03:03:39 am »
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this worked extremely good last night.. major difference immediately after doing it for ~20 minutes.. legs felt less sore/light/bouncy.

sometimes this stuff works really good.. i should do it more often i think.

also the next day, legs felt better than expected, but that could have also been due to how much I ate yesterday.. regardless, the immediate before/after experience with really sore/dead legs was impressive.

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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 03:29:26 am »
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For the Before leg drain, what was your soreness like compared to after?
Monday
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Wednesday
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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 08:45:48 am »
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Any sources on how/why this works? I'm sure I could just google it, but I'm unaware of the subject so I don't know if what I'm reading will be credible.
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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 12:06:13 pm »
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For the Before leg drain, what was your soreness like compared to after?

standing double leg hamstring stretch (ie bending down to touch my toes) was very painful .. after, I could do it with barely any pain which lasted for about an hour (until I went to sleep).. then the next morning I had barely any soreness in my hamstrings.

so the immediate before/after was really impressive.. the next day improvement was great too but what really got me was the immediate results.



Any sources on how/why this works? I'm sure I could just google it, but I'm unaware of the subject so I don't know if what I'm reading will be credible.

I think we've discussed it before but I don't recall seeing any studies on it.

When I learned about it (at a performance center internship), I was told: "It drains waste/metabolic biproducts back into the lymphatic system".. It sounds impressive but no idea if that's why it actually works.

What I do know is that we've found several videos over the years of Chinese Olympic Weightlifters using this technique for recovery ... so there's definitely people/coaches that believe it helps.

Try it out one time and let us know. The best way to do it is to prop the legs almost straight up, but you want them to be 'relaxed' .. you should be able to hold that position "forever" with no effort/straining.. At the end, when you turn over and get back on your feet, your feet should feel a bit numb/tingly & extremely light/relaxed.

If any1 finds any studies, post!! :D I don't think i'll be able to search today.

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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 06:55:42 am »
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Also, obviously, don't even think of trying to stand up right after it, unless you have your cam on and want to upload a very funny faceplant fail video on youtube.  8)
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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2016, 08:36:23 am »
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Well if you feel an immediate difference and this takes no effort to do, I'll give it a try! Doing legs today, will be sore tomorrow and I'll try it.
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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2016, 12:43:21 pm »
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Also, obviously, don't even think of trying to stand up right after it, unless you have your cam on and want to upload a very funny faceplant fail video on youtube.  8)

hah that's never happened to me.. but i'll think about it next time.

I know for sure I almost got wrecked when I did a ton of heavy sled pulls/sprints and then tried sprinting like normal.. was completely haywire.



Well if you feel an immediate difference and this takes no effort to do, I'll give it a try! Doing legs today, will be sore tomorrow and I'll try it.

cool!

ya.. IIRC, I remember vag and some others felt it helped. It doesn't seem like too many people have tried it.. but seems worth trying based on my experience with it.

curious to know how you feel afterwards.

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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2016, 04:47:42 pm »
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Only my ass is sore today, not quads/hams/calves, so I'll see what i can do


I'm sure chris m will get back at me if he sees this post after what i posted in his log

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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2016, 03:10:57 pm »
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So my legs aren't that sore right now (edit: well adductors are)..... doing a leg drain, it's not "painful" at all. I don't really feel anything - normally I do.

When my legs are very sore, my thighs/feet pulsate/throb when i'm doing the drain.



just posting some misc info.

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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2016, 03:20:25 pm »
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Will try leg drain tonight after multiple games of volleyball and report back.

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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2016, 03:47:10 pm »
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Will try leg drain tonight after multiple games of volleyball and report back.

ooo snap, teh jr. nice!

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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2016, 11:54:09 am »
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Haven't hit calves in a while and I plan to hit them tonight. They usually get pretty sore after not doing them for a while.

Tomorrow they should be pretty sore and I'll try out the leg drains
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Re: The Leg Drain Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2016, 02:32:44 pm »
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Haven't hit calves in a while and I plan to hit them tonight. They usually get pretty sore after not doing them for a while.

Tomorrow they should be pretty sore and I'll try out the leg drains

cool!

interested to see if you see any benefits.