I hope you all can contribute . I have been on Charles Staley’s Forum and I must say it is excellent. However, I have a question I asked Charles about and he seems to be as stumped as I am.
I had written to him about some tendinitis in my knee, (doctor said it was patella tendonitis). I had written into Charles and crew and he recommended I visit a site that quoted studies done on the positive results of negative or eccentric exercise. I began a program that I designed for myself, which went, pretty much as follows.
6 days per week.
Days at gym One legged leg press 3x15 Neg. only
Days not at gym One Leg lunge 3x15 Neg only
I follow this with ice and iced before going to sleep.
As I told Charles Staley and others after two weeks, I am beginning to notice a decrease in pain in the knee.
My questions are:
Why is it that this works? (I hate doing something unless I know why I am doing it.)
Why, if I have read negative exercise is very hard on muscle is this program not tearing
up my knee?
3.Your thoughts on my program?
- Would 3 days per week suffice?
Thanks, hope you can help me figure this out.