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Re: My quads suck
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2012, 05:49:48 pm »
Fixed that for you. I know because every woman seems to say that to me.

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Re: My quads suck
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2012, 11:48:00 pm »
what's wrong with your knee that it hurts even on HBBS? try leg curls, maybe? BSS with front foot close to the bench, so knee flexion emphasis?

I have no idea what's up with my right knee. There's "something" moving in it and it hurts there. It happens after the first 20 degrees of flexion or so (basically 1/4 to 1/8 squat). If you push your finger in that area and keep... whatever it is out there from moving it's OK. But if you take the pressure off it moves and it hurts. Maybe it's a piece of meniscus that's loose? The doc didn't know what to make of it. He said I need an MRI but it's about 200$ or so. And I'm afraid of going into a weird, claustrophobic tube.

But that right knee is a HUGE factor in my sucky two leg jumps... I put a ton of force into the ground but before the take-off I decelerate to take pressure of it... it's pretty much automatic, like the body is trying to protect it. So I guess there's no hope in me jumping well off two feet considering all this.

Yeah, the narrow stance BSS is one of my ideas as well. I really like the slow tempo leg press though - I can put my feet in a series of ways on the platform.

it's probably meniscus, i kind of have the same problem.  except my meniscus isn't really "torn" and no piece is hanging, but it is rather scraped up and not as smooth.  You'd have to get mri and then get surgery to fix it, but outlook is good.  you'd be back after 6- 8 weeks and u can do other stuff during that time.

and lol at "claustrophobia", u know with most phobias, when the person believes they have that phobia, it makes it 100x worse.  It could start out with just a slight discomfort, and then they start to believe it is a "phobia" and it turns into anxiety and mental illness.  This is how u overcome phobias.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2012, 06:09:35 am by UAcompression »
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