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Jamila Bey
05-24-2007, 09:09 PM
Didn't even get to tackle anyone while doing it.

We were running fartleks with half the team, so I'm sprinting downhill to pass 30 some teammates and according to the team doc I pulled my hammie and mildly sprained the same knee.

Can I tell you how frustrated I am?!?!? Just as I have a F***ing clue what I'm doing on the field. I don't know how serious this is... could be a week could be the season. I've not been on crutches since high school! I'm listening to sad songs and feeling sorry for myself...

Ice, rest, vitamin C, fish oil, ZMA, ibuprofen, the last 3 issues of PlayGirl... Any other suggestions?

Hey- I've now got time to write and read all the self-help books to teach me how to fit football into my already crazily over scheduled life!

Allen Yeh
05-25-2007, 03:47 AM
The last few months I've been reading how pulled hamstrings can be an indication of other problems. The hamstrings are pulled because they are taking in too much of a load. The hamstrings are taking too much of a load because the glutes are not activated. The glutes are not activated because the hip flexors are too tight. The hip flexors are too tight because.....

Check out this article:
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1508256

Ron likes the Magnificent Mobility DVD.

I like all the Core Performance Stuff by Mark Verstegen, The books are pretty cheap and you can find videos of all the prehab exercises online at the webstie.

Mike ODonnell
05-25-2007, 05:20 AM
good stufff above.....plus I remember Chek did a whole lecture on the pulled hammie and basically said it was NOT due to hamstring tightness, but rather the muscle imbalance of the quad/ham ratio, the lack of pelvic stability as you run, the tightness of the psoas/hip flexors and weakness of the TVAs in stabilizing the pelvis....etc...etc....

I used to just have people put their thumbs on the hips/pelvis as they run to feel how much movement and force might be wasted there....not an expert running coach but that seemed to create awareness of issues....

so if you are running around with your hips violently swinging all over the place like a riverdancing speedwalker being electrocuted on ice skates....then chances are something is going to snap...and chances are it's going to be the big force producing muscle called the Hammie....

Eva Claire Synkowski
05-25-2007, 05:43 AM
allen nailed what was going on with me.

ive been getting ART treatment for my twice pulled hamstring- most of the treatment has been on the glutes and hip flexors. dr. said id just pull my hamstring again otherwise. ive gone to about 8 sessions - huge improvement and less pain.

i tacked onto ron's thread about my ART experience. if you're interested, it's here:
http://www.performancemenu.com/forum/showthread.php?t=398&page=3

can't recommend it enough.

Jamila Bey
05-25-2007, 06:55 AM
Yeah...

I've been a fanatic about knee and hamstring and low back health... I just feel stupid because I was thinking as I was sprinting down probably a 30 degree slope, "This is stupid. Why are they making us run downhill? I really- OW."

Not only was it a downhill, but an uneven and choppy, patchy with dirt, grass and twigs downhill.

I'm beating myself up because I thought it was a bad idea, I ignored myself in order to be one of the team, and now I'm hurt. This blows. And sucks.

I see the team sports med doc in a couple hours. I've been icing and ibuprofening since it happened last evening, and we'll see how I do soon. My emotional state, however, is probably worse off than my physical.

Ron Nelson
05-25-2007, 02:36 PM
The last few months I've been reading how pulled hamstrings can be an indication of other problems. The hamstrings are pulled because they are taking in too much of a load. The hamstrings are taking too much of a load because the glutes are not activated. The glutes are not activated because the hip flexors are too tight. The hip flexors are too tight because.....

Check out this article:
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1508256

Ron likes the Magnificent Mobility DVD.

I like all the Core Performance Stuff by Mark Verstegen, The books are pretty cheap and you can find videos of all the prehab exercises online at the webstie.

Yes I do, and it worked so well I stopped doing it (copyright 2005 Daniel John, LLC Murray, UT). I actually got back to it and it helped.

If it is the hammies, you were probably tight in the hips, maybe overloaded in the quads. I know you can pull a ton (compared to me), so how's that low back? Like everyone else, hammies are a symptom, not the problem, and a bitch to heal. Be thankful it wasn't a groin.

And, that whole "Last 3 Playgirls" line has "Darling Nicky" playing over and over in my head. Damn that Prince fella.

Jamila Bey
05-27-2007, 10:00 AM
Friday afternoon I had the team doc electrode me. And he said that I need to put heat on the hammie and rest it.

So I did that and today I walked around for an hour before I remembered that I'm supposed to stay off it. A hopeful sign perhaps?

I've always healed up pretty quickly when injured, but I'm really gonna take it easy here. A few other ladies at football yesterday complained of sore hamstrings from all the stuff we were to do at practice Thursday night when I fell down.

Anyhow, I'm still ISO a good ART person near me in DC. There's a guy who I've heard is great, but his hours don't mesh with mine.

Happy BBQ everyone!

Ron Nelson
05-27-2007, 11:03 PM
Wrap that hammie. It should help.

-Ross Hunt
05-30-2007, 05:32 PM
That's too bad; get well soon!

It sounds like you have all the bases covered. Playgirl never fails to work for me.