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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2015, 02:21:37 am »
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I've also had no problem doing single leg "pistol" squats too. i just stand up on a box and go ALL the way down. anyone think this may be too hard on the knees though? i'm already making sure i drive my hips into it rather than trying to use too much knee.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2015, 02:35:51 am »
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my tendon seems fine now, i just think that i just have a lot of scar tissue thats left there at the tendon. anyway, now i've only been jumping off my LR plant, sparingly jumping off my leg. gonna keep working on my posterior chain, but want to work on my quads again. quad power has been such a double edged sword for me, i was such a good two foot jumper before, and i was able to get the rim with both hands off a standing vertical. not sure how to stay a strong two foot jumper while still being able to jump well off one foot without knee pain.

I would say to be good at both SL and DL jumps you have to lean towards SL jumping training.  A good SL jumper can easily be good at DL jumping, but a DL jumper usually is not that good at SL jumping.  Of course there are exceptions

What I meant by my first sentence is that although training your quads crazy strong helps DL jumping immensely, it negatively affects SL jumping in many cases on top of knee pain.  So I think the solution is to be a very good DL jumper glute dominantly.  It seems most very good DL jumpers are quad dominant/very powerful quads but you can still have a very good DL jump with powerful glutes which allows your SL jumping to remain good as well.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #62 on: October 31, 2015, 03:50:17 am »
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Yea thats true, and probably what i'm gonna aim for. i actually still want to primarily be primarily a two foot jumper though, but i still wanna be able to get up off one foot without pain. i think jordan kilganon might be a good example of what im trying to be? of course hes super crazy off two feet, and still crazy off one, and he claims he barely practices it. the dunk off one foot that he did recently "the win" is still up there with his two foot dunks. also dont think he suffers from any knee pain.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2015, 06:06:48 pm »
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Have been doing weighted ATG single leg squats and have been emphasizing the hips, been pretty much letting my hips shoot up and then finishing with locking out the knee. What i've found is that it works my glutes and specifically my VMO muscle really hard.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #64 on: November 04, 2015, 09:17:11 am »
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you mean pistols?
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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #65 on: November 04, 2015, 09:32:33 am »
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I've also had no problem doing single leg "pistol" squats too. i just stand up on a box and go ALL the way down. anyone think this may be too hard on the knees though? i'm already making sure i drive my hips into it rather than trying to use too much knee.

ya that's the key, to drive with the hips. pistols are not an exercise where you want to lose form or shake (from fatigue/instability) at the bottom where there's not much that can protect your patella/joint at that depth. So just keep that in mind when considering going to "failure"; definitely don't want to get sloppy with pistols. That can be said for pretty much any exercise but more-so for unilateral exercises that can have huge changes in stability so quickly.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2015, 05:33:00 pm »
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Yes, I guess pistols. But it seems like people only refer to pistols when you do them on the ground and use your flexibility to get the off leg out of the way. I don't see the point in that, so I just stand up on a box. Yea, will definitely watch it when doing any unilateral movements. Also, does anyone know the best way to load weights for pistols? I wish i could just let them hang side by side with my arms, but the box gets in the way when I go down.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2015, 06:36:37 pm »
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goblet squat hold is a good way to load: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXyKSqOmJ_w

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #68 on: November 07, 2015, 02:25:47 am »
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Nice, is that you? Hmm, i'll try it out, I go all the way down though, and the dumbbell might get in my way.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #69 on: November 07, 2015, 05:36:55 pm »
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nope, not me. when i do pistols i like to do the leg-out version.  :P
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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #70 on: November 09, 2015, 11:08:43 pm »
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I see. yea I'm not as flexibility so I prefer standing on top of a box lol. anyway, got in my first few dunks off one foot in between some pick up games. what I do is I hold the ball in one hand and then just run with it and go off one foot. yea, I know some people will say its cheap or travelling, and I know that I'm not even close to dunking off the dribble, but I'll take it either way lol.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #71 on: November 10, 2015, 12:45:38 am »
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I see. yea I'm not as flexibility so I prefer standing on top of a box lol. anyway, got in my first few dunks off one foot in between some pick up games. what I do is I hold the ball in one hand and then just run with it and go off one foot. yea, I know some people will say its cheap or travelling, and I know that I'm not even close to dunking off the dribble, but I'll take it either way lol.

Nice. A dunk is a dunk. You should take a vid.
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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2015, 07:32:05 pm »
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Yea, I'll try to get in some footage when I can. seems like whenever cameras are rolling though I always blow the dunk though lol. Also, do you guys like to lift before or after pickup?

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #73 on: November 18, 2015, 12:07:55 am »
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Wtf I can still get the rim with both hands off a flatfooted standing vertical.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #74 on: November 18, 2015, 01:19:37 am »
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Yea, I really surprised myself. I was pretty tired/hungry too. Does it mean I have strong muscularly? Surprising really as I'm 6'1 and barely 150 lbs.