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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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Off Topic / any experience with dimentia
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:11:44 am »
As a lot of you know of my previous situation of the slammer and my dad came out of the slammer february 19.

But his mental situation was bad, little to no balance and confusion and the system did not listen to our request of allowing him to slowly join into society, just released on license straight away.

He has been getting worse and doctors have said he had mild form of dimentia, can't communicate and words are close to unrecognizable, he probably recognizes our faces but not names and just needs support continuously in all aspects of his life. Thankfully it's 80% support from us and 20% from him.

Any one have any experience of dealing in this situation and any tips on getting through to them as it can be difficult for him to agree to do stuff and can get angry, if we try encourage him to e.g. brush teeth, eat food etc.

didn't know where else to post this and would have got lost if I put it in my journal. Maybe it can be helpful in the future if someone else is in the same situation.

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Article & Video Discussion / Sprint technique training
« on: December 25, 2019, 05:20:18 pm »
I got to wondering what exercise that exists that most closely relates to the motion of a sprinter from the blocks to the drive out of the blocks.

A lot of exercises that work on the posterior chain do a lot of the knee extension part of the sprint but I don't notice a lot of resistance in the hip extension.

Maybe the use of rubber bands at the waist while doing something like the squats.
hip thrusts useful for hip extension but not so much for knee extension.

And me as usual I like to draw out my problems, which you can see below with some noted exercises that closely resemble but there is always that balance of specificity with convenience. such as doing step ups but adding hip bands to add resisted hip extension.



box squats with the shins straight and hips drawn back but keeping barbell over toes. But would create mechanical disadvantages and so on.

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Sports Discussion / Why is there no cricket thread
« on: July 14, 2019, 03:26:37 pm »
England vs new zealand match will go down in history.

Quick recap
New Zealand bat first. Do ok and start picking up the pace and score 241. England do Well but new zealand make it difficult. 39 runs required with 12 balls. 15 points required with 7 balls. 2 points requires and 1 ball. It's a tie.super over. England go first and get 15 in one over.new Zealand given gift wide ball . Score six and 2 points needed and 1 ball left. Tie again. But England win as they scored more field runs or something like that. First time champions. :headbang:

Note: Pakistan vs India got me into cricket recently
Also we need cricket thread.

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Off Topic / Chess championship
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:16:52 am »
The world chess championship just finished and magnus carlsen who is strong in blitz game won, but suprisingly offered a draw for the last 12th game and all the 12 games have been a draw.

So magnus carlsen had to play in the tie breaker blitz and wins it obviously.

he is really good but plays more passive then offensive but if someone plays offensive it can probably throw him off balance like his previous matches with anand but carlsen keeps a cool head more so than his opponents.

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Injury, Prehab, & Rehab talk for the brittlebros / Misc Rehab Stuff
« on: July 23, 2018, 01:59:01 pm »
I didn't know where to post this but found out quite a few interesting things I didn't know about because of my recent back pains. I was looking at back pain diagnosis and reasons behind it and came across one test.

Lie on your back and lift one leg up straight and bring it 90 degrees, if you can do it that is good if you find it difficult to get to the 90 degrees then your muscle is probably hypertonic, meaning it is in a mild contraction state even if you are at a relaxed state.

I could raise my left leg up easily but right leg was a struggle.

I had never heard of hypertonic or what muscle tone was; except for how ripped you look, which is sort of tone is but there is more to it.

When your hamstrings are hypertronic then increasing flexibility can help and tight hamstring as we all know is a factor to low back pain.

Stretches you can do include lying on back and bring knees to chest and try and extend the knee and hold stretch or lie in front of door frame and one leg straight up against the door frame and other leg straight through the door gap. or any other forms of muscle energy technique stretches.

I will post more on the other tests. But below is a site explaining about hypertonic muscles which is interesting.

https://www.dwsportsmassage.com/blog/2014/05/hypertonic-muscles

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Pics, Videos, & Links / Amazing feats performed by young kids
« on: April 30, 2018, 07:52:41 pm »
Didn't know a good title for this thread, so just did the entire title

I found this video of a little kid imitating the bruce lee nun chuck scene don't remember the movie name. I think Iron fist not sure.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqQQNp6fqGU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqQQNp6fqGU</a>

very accurate, i think choreographed but still very close.

talented, more videos on his youtube channel.

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I am familiar with isometric method training, where a muscle contraction is held for a certain period of time to develop strength.

But I never knew certain things, which I found out when researching about isometric training for speed development.

below is from a website trying to promote their program, which I don't buy in to but rather the concept of using isometric training to recruit more fast twitch muscle fibres and motor units and whether this is really true.

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Isometric training does not require repetitions in the traditional sense.  Instead, muscles are locked into a position for a given period of time forcing your body to recruit those much needed fast twitch fibers that are almost always ignored for their natural ability of speed with other types of training (for example, plyometrics, weight training, etc.).
source: https://athleticquickness.com/isometrics-ideal-speed/

https://www.livestrong.com/article/376630-isometric-exercises-for-speed-training/

somepeople on youtube have suggested this type of workout to such as overtimeathlete about being in a lunge for a period of time.

Anyone knows about isometric and it's effectiveness is recruiting muscle fibres and motor units and what the exact detail is about the timing and when to get the most effect out of it.

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Sports Discussion / Common wealth Games
« on: April 05, 2018, 02:34:25 pm »
I didn't realize it had already started. I was expecting to start around july.

A lot of medals already won in the early days. Gonna catch up and watch tomorrow. Want to watch weighlifting, athletics and maybe boxing don't know.


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My 2 Cents Guide to Sprains/Strains and Rehab

Hopefully this guide may be useful to some of you guys

I was planning to write something like this for a few days now and thought I don't have anything else to do I might as well put pen to paper (metaphorically) and start. Just note this is just my 2 cents o

A problem I have like some other people is that we over look stretching past it's specific purpose and use it as a be all end all method for getting rid of pains we suffer whether it's through injury i.e sprains or strains or not, which can lead to further problems if used incorrectly.

To begin this off let's look at some definitions:

Muscle Sprain:
A sprain occurs when one or more ligaments have been stretched, twisted or torn, usually as a result of excessive force being applied to a joint. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue around joints that connect bones to one another.1

Muscle Strain/ Pull:
A strain occurs when muscle fibres stretch or tear. It's usually the result of the muscle being stretched beyond its limits or forced to contract (shorten) too quickly.1

A video of the basics of what happens when you pull a muscle, sprain it or rupture it.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMZVIb5U5fI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMZVIb5U5fI</a>

A video of the difference between sprain and strain
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPeNOb2eIyA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPeNOb2eIyA</a>

As mentioned in the above definition and videos, sprains and strains can occur through various ways such as causing your joints to extend past it's range of motion i.e. twisted ankle or overuse of a muscle more than it's capable of. But also when a muscle has been inactive for a while, can cause muscle's to become stiff and when it is worked on can cause a muscle tear similar to that of a rubber band when it loses it's elasticity, stretching it would tear it whereas if you had stretched it dynamically can reduce the stiffness and therefore avoid any possible chance of injury, which I will get to in a moment.

As a common rule when at the early phase of a sprain/strain, we follow the PRICE rule, which an updated acronym as become POLICE, where OL stands for over load, meaning when the pain has subsided it is best to try and put some weight or load on it lightly to rehab it's functionality.

P - Protect
R - Rest / OL - Over Load
I - Ice
C - Compress
E - Elevate

The problem a lot of us face is dealing with muscle strain's, such as the one I faced recently of straining my hip flexor muscle, which had occurred from placing excessive loads on an impinged hip. So an incorrect mindset I had was foam rolling the hip flexor muscle, deep tissue massage using a tennis ball to dig deep in, which you will probably understand that digging away at a muscle, which has been strained, where some muscle fibres have become torn can only result in further fibers being torn and in the end causing major muscle ruptures.

That is what there is a time and place for massages/foam rolling and stretching.

When a muscle has become stiff due to inactivity or muscle knots (myofascial trigger points) it can cause pain and sometimes we incorrectly generalize a lot of pains to be the same as this one. Below is a video of what muscles knots are and how they are formed.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luxeF31ntdg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luxeF31ntdg</a>

So we wrongly assume that because we have a pain in the muscle, we wrongly treat it with massaging, stretching, foam rolling, which can cause further problems if wrongly diagnosed like my hip problem above. But as for muscle knots, myofascial trigger points, massages and foam rolling can release this points and help remove some of them knots.

But if a muscle has been strained, then what one should do is to let it heal for a couple of weeks, before starting stretching and the purpose of stretching is to rebuild the strength rather stretching for flexibility or mobility. This is what I did, I let it rest for around 2 weeks, I wrapped the injured area with a bandage for support as throughout the day with a lot of walking and running. Just by leaving my hips alone it is starting to heal up and now I can start to do body squats and slowly move on to the gym.

Video below explains different types of stretching and when it should be used.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWI2KgieQhM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWI2KgieQhM</a>
 
Injury Pain
Follow the price procedure without any stretching, until the pain has settled down fairly and then what you want to do next is strengthening that muscle slowly by slowly via stretches, but you don't want to do stretches, which will aggravate the pain. Just because it is causing pain doesn't mean it is helping as we currently misunderstand it, with injuries avoid anything, which aggravates injury or causes discomfort.

Muscle Stiffness Pain
Do you sit for long period of time? If yes this can cause muscles, which are at a relaxed state when seated to be come stiff i.e. hip flexor muscles and therefore can cause pain when it is stretched when standing, for this type of pain it's best to stretch it preferably dynamic, also using tennis ball or myofascial release can help reduce the stiffness or massaging it.

Medication can be taken to control the pain but along with medication it is best to address the issue such as isolate the injury to let it repair and following the other part of the PRICE protocol because absence of pain doesn't necessarily mean the injury has healed but rather the pain receptors have been numbed.

Dehydration and stretching
Another important thing to also mention is the importance of hydration (credit to adarq) and it's importance when it comes to stretching.
When your muscles become dehydrated, flexibility and elasticity are lost, making them more susceptible to strains and tears if you push your body too hard. You may experience a delay in muscle tightness as much as 24 to 48 hours after an intense workout, particularly if you don't consume enough water after working out. If your muscle tightness goes beyond a little discomfort and to the point of becoming painful, you run the risk of muscle damage if you continue or resume exercising with that tight or cramped muscle.

Drinking plain water before, during and after your workout is the best way to stay hydrated to minimize muscle tightness. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if any of prescriptions you're taking can cause dehydration. If you're taking a prescription that can cause dehydration, you need to drink extra water. Eat a balanced diet so that you have an adequate amount of sodium, potassium and other electrolytes at the start of your workout, and then replenish your stores afterward with a healthy snack such as orange juice, nuts or a banana.

So what you should take away from this is that not all pains are the same and therefore they cannot all be treated the same way, if it is a muscle injury/ sprain or strain, avoid any stretching or any types of activity to that muscle, just rest it up and let it heal, that way it will heal quicker then stretching it and causing it further injury and then going through all sorts of difficulties if it is tight muscle due to being inactive then stretching it to loosen it for flexibility would be a good idea or myofascial release and remember that just because stretching it/ massaging it causes pains doesn't mean it's good for you, for stiff muscles dynamic stretching would be good but for injuries leave it alone. Hydration is also just as important as it is necessary in order for a healthy working muscle.

I hope this helps and is useful to some. Just my 2 cents.  :P

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Strength, Power, Reactivity, & Speed Discussion / Fix your squat
« on: December 02, 2017, 12:29:38 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c2l_NBV234" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c2l_NBV234</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-_I2WZK8IY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-_I2WZK8IY</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XHyO1XBXjs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XHyO1XBXjs</a>

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There is this method I found because of this small irritating pain I have near the tail bone, it flares up to a 4/10 when I wake up, but most of the time its around 1/10.

This stretching method can help people with chronic back pains or acute back pain.

The mckenzie prone press up position is hard for me in terms of locking my elbow as this causes my pelvis to come up from the floor. So will have to do less then locked elbows or arm stretched out forward.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGPgs1F7JeI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGPgs1F7JeI</a>

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Injury, Prehab, & Rehab talk for the brittlebros / Femoral Impingment
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:23:34 pm »
As you may know, I suffered an injury to my hip after over working my hip flexor muscles more than it could handle and have had problems with rotating my legs outwards, such as sitting on a bench with legs on each side and you rotate your upper body to the right causing the left leg to rotate outwards, that would pain.

So I found some youtube videos on how to clear it up, but wanted to get advice here. as there is too much info out there and would like it.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngf3qdxZAjk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngf3qdxZAjk</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVUzxzVDPyI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVUzxzVDPyI</a>

Recently I did partial squats and that kind of irritated it and it is a little sore but not serious injury.

pc

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Off Topic / Jackie chan's story of working with bruce lee (video)
« on: November 02, 2017, 06:52:00 pm »
I was browsing through youtube and came across this video. Very funny.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK_5kJKsAjQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK_5kJKsAjQ</a>

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Boxing / Misc Boxing Videos
« on: September 08, 2017, 07:47:34 pm »
I came across this video never knew they would do like 1 vs 5 one by one lol. but foreman was hated alot.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COYYP6pq8NY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COYYP6pq8NY</a>

rope a dope
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M22nWSzyccE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M22nWSzyccE</a>


and then I watched the one below, that cut vitali had was just soo brutal.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN10Mk2Hc4c" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN10Mk2Hc4c</a>

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