@Boris: thanks, you are right about how easy it is to overdo it - it’s like the medial is always on the edge of going into spasm when I directly engage it like this.
@Onedge: god lord, I hope not. I think it’s in there, just a shriveled weak little thing, though. I have to admit though, your question made my heart jump
[quote]Mike Sammon wrote:
Any movement where your knee’s are locked will hit the medial portion, for example: SLD, Romanian Deadlift, Good Mornings, Back Ext., Reverse Hyper, etc… Leg Curls and HGR tend to hit the lateral portion.[/quote]
Mike, interesting. Perhaps this is true in a healthy leg - however, at least for myself at present, deadlifts do not get my right medial (I haven’t checked my left - will today just out of curiosity.) I think there’s too much compensation in my injured ham by the lateral and surrounding muscles - they’ve sort of ‘taken over.’
Only by concentrating and fooling around with hip angles during curls am I am able to activate the damn thing. At least that’s my experience so far. On a side note, I also wonder sometimes if there are wide mechanical difference in people this way?
Thanks & cheers.