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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #135 on: June 20, 2016, 06:40:43 pm »
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I see. well i'm staying away from one foot jumping anyway. I still think that I'm too quad dominant, which is gonna keep bugging my left quadricep tendon. it pops/clicks all the time when i extend my leg and when i foam roll my left quad, i do this thing where i bend my knee and it pops and clicks too.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #136 on: June 21, 2016, 12:25:10 pm »
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Did 145 lbs x7 on the bench press and max of 8 pullups.

But yea, that was stupid of me to have a one foot dunk session on sunday even if it was short. gonna play it really safe, take a week break from jumping, keep stretching/foam rolling quads, strengthen VMO, and then come back and stick strictly to two foot LR jumping.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #137 on: June 22, 2016, 07:02:10 pm »
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Anyone else find that foam rolling is really tiring on the arms? It's pretty much almost having to hold the push up position for as long as you have to foam roll.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #138 on: June 22, 2016, 10:37:11 pm »
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Anyone else find that foam rolling is really tiring on the arms? It's pretty much almost having to hold the push up position for as long as you have to foam roll.

haha weird. i rest on my elbows. not tiring in the least.
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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #139 on: June 22, 2016, 11:10:59 pm »
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ohh lol no wonder. i rest on my palms. i think i tried elbows once, but i think it hurt cause i have wooden floors. i'll try again though later.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #140 on: June 22, 2016, 11:23:44 pm »
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I see. well i'm staying away from one foot jumping anyway. I still think that I'm too quad dominant, which is gonna keep bugging my left quadricep tendon. it pops/clicks all the time when i extend my leg and when i foam roll my left quad, i do this thing where i bend my knee and it pops and clicks too.

Yeah mine does that. Pops and clicks are nothing to freak out about unless it hurts at the same time. They can be just be air bubbles in synovial fluid or tendons sliding around. I know a guy whose knees sound like a car backfiring when he gets into a squat, never had any knee issues though.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #141 on: June 23, 2016, 02:52:31 am »
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I see. well i'm staying away from one foot jumping anyway. I still think that I'm too quad dominant, which is gonna keep bugging my left quadricep tendon. it pops/clicks all the time when i extend my leg and when i foam roll my left quad, i do this thing where i bend my knee and it pops and clicks too.

Yeah mine does that. Pops and clicks are nothing to freak out about unless it hurts at the same time. They can be just be air bubbles in synovial fluid or tendons sliding around. I know a guy whose knees sound like a car backfiring when he gets into a squat, never had any knee issues though.

i see. it doesnt hurt when it pops. i actually think that sitting down for too long creates a build up or something, so i do this thing to straighten it, then it pops and it relieves the tension lol.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #142 on: June 24, 2016, 09:37:19 pm »
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Deadlifts today with 265 lbs, 4,4,3.

Also, another LR vs RL comparison for right handers?

LR

pros
-strengthens the left leg and gives carryover to the one foot jump
-you can replicate the reverse of the RL plant if you get good enough with your left hand

cons
-more quad dominant(?)
-can be more awkward to dunk off the dribble with
-shorter reach with the right hand, and is especially hard to dunk right handed off the dribble. if you can just dunk right handed off the dribble, you won't be far from dunking two handed

RL

pros
-makes its very easy to dunk one handed
-smoother off the dribble
-more hip dominant

cons
-if you stick with this plant for a while, your left leg will be weaker and you won't be as good off one foot
-2 handers seem hard because you're so used to getting that extra reach
-little incentive to dunk left handed

that was all that i could think of for now lol, kinda getting into detail here. anyone have more to add?

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #143 on: June 25, 2016, 11:53:15 am »
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why would RL be more hip dominant than LR? or are you just saying that's how it feels for you?
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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #144 on: June 25, 2016, 07:21:51 pm »
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why would RL be more hip dominant than LR? or are you just saying that's how it feels for you?

it feels that way for me, and i've read before how going right handed with the RL plant allows you to open up your hips and have a more hip dominant plant. i guess it might not be the same for everyone though i guess.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #145 on: July 02, 2016, 10:07:00 pm »
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finally have access to a 9'8 rim, spent 2.5 hours there. felt good being able to jump off a full approach. its a bit awkward, so definitely gotta keep getting out here instead of just jumping in my backyard. very glad i had no left knee pain during that too. it seems like that all thats left is the "weird" feeling to it and the clicking.

never had the chance to lob off full LR approaches, so slowly getting better at it. putting down 2 handers, and can hang on the rim afterwards lol. tried a few off the dribble RL dunks, only made one, rest got rimmed out. one handers off RL still really easily. LR off the dribble still terrible though lol, i barely tried it. i jump higher off LR now, but off the dribble, RL is just way easier. the few RL dunks didn't bother my left knee, but i'm still cautious using the plant. if i knew going off RL wouldn't bother my knee, i'd switch to it though, my right leg is stronger, and i'm smoother/more natural with it even though i haven't been jumping with it. anyone have more insight as to why going off RL would potential bother the top of my left knee?

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #146 on: July 09, 2016, 09:54:03 pm »
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whats with the days where you can't get up at all lol. 9'8 rim again today, barely could put down any dunks though. i was jamming pretty hard last week with no sleep lol. fully rested today but was struggling to land one handers.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #147 on: July 13, 2016, 01:40:20 am »
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i'm getting back on track with RL again, i can still get up pretty high, maybe even higher than my LR even though my coordination isn't that good. i've been just having dunk sessions where i alternate between both plants. that may be suboptimal in the long run, but oh well, i just enjoy jumping that much lol.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #148 on: July 13, 2016, 10:35:29 pm »
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any insight for me though? i think i may still jump higher off RL, my right leg is stronger too, but i'm still not sure if it's gonna keep bothering my left quadriceps tendon. LR though is pretty fine on it, makes me feel soreness in my left hip, which is a good thing.

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Re: Recovery from quadricep tendonitis
« Reply #149 on: July 14, 2016, 09:10:01 am »
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you can't really hit peak anything without practicing technique. so, IMO, if your goal is to really max out your jumping ability, at some point you need to pick LR or RL and get really smooth at it. if something is making you feel injured (like LR seems to be for you), back off it. you can always come back to it later.
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