I’m officially frustrated. For the last two years whenever I try to play soccer, softball, or run interval sprints, I pull my hamstrings. I’ve been in the lifting game for about 10 years now, I used to play sports, and even used to run 5k races without injury, but the last two years have been rough. I know how to warm-up and stretch before and after exercise, my hamstrings are stronger than my quads, and I can do any kind of GPP resistance walking without injury.
I pulled my hamstring again yesterday running from home plate to first base in a softball game and now must begin the rehab process yet again. I’m going to use RICE and see an ART/Graston practitioner. I’m going to start vigorous stretching again in about 1-2 weeks. I’m going to phase leg curl type exercises back into my program and begin to utilize uni-lateral hip flexion and hip extension training.
I am going to start walking/jogging/interval sprinting again in about 2-4 weeks for a minimum of 20 minutes twice a week. I would like to find a way to run stairs. Also, I think maybe my glutes are weaker than they should be.
I am 27 yrs old, weigh 203 lbs, between 12-15% bodyfat, deadlifts are 15% stronger than squats, stiff legs are about 10% less than squats. I am not currently on any supplements except ZMA, glucosamine/chondroitin, and a multi. Oh yeah, and I have to take 7.5 mg e/d of Warfarin/Coumadin for the rest of my life.
Questions, comments, and suggestions are appreciated…