Dr Darden and other forum participators,
Posting here since I entirely rely on HIT in my training. Good to know I’m 46 years old.
Suffering from right knee problems since many years due to previous heavy spinning cycling intervals. Lately crepitations has occured in the joint, indicating early stage arthritis. This has prohibited use of leg extension (which instantly makes it worse, no matter what leg ext machine I use). Found comfort in usage of squats and legpresses.
Now, I yesterday did a regular cadence 4/4 leg press set, fairly heavy NTF procedure, when on the 9th positive repetition suddenly felt a snapping, cramping sensation in my left groin, upper inside of leg - which terminated the set. I can still stand up, walk decently, do bodyweight squats - but have a hard time adducting and somewhat flexing my left leg. Diagnosed myself with adductor longus strain, which means I will need to rest for a couple of days, followed by a careful lifting strategy for the next month or so.
Considering my age, I realize I can’t lift like I used to any longer - which is why I’m asking here for advice.
What does your age/injury adapted leg excercise program look like? I can remember someone mentioning statics, 30-30-30 as beneficial methods. Maybe raised intensity with light weight supersetted excercises? High reps? Please share your thoughts and advice. What do you recommend, Dr Darden?