I have an unusual problem that I cannot find a solution for. I like to play racquetball. I play with a group of guys who are all quite a bit better than I am and we play hard for an hour. I have played with them steady for about three months. I use racquetball as HIIT training on MWF. I lift on TThS.
Here is my problem. The muscles in the front of my shins get extremely fatigued. These are the muscles that pull the toes up toward your head (dorsi flexion of the ankle). When I first began playing I attributed this to lack of conditioning. Now I have been playing long enough that this should have taken care of itself.
However, the problem seems to be getting worse instead of better. I play one or two games and these muscles get so fatigued, they don?t seem to work anymore. I wind up literally tripping over my own feet because I can?t pick up my toes.
I have tried lifting weights with these muscles placing a bar or dumbbell on my feet and doing a dorsi flex action. I have tried both heavy/low reps and light/high reps schemes. No luck yet. Has anyone in the T-Nation had success fixing this problem before? I’m all ears.