To All Powerlifters
Hello my name is Richard and i am from the UK, im in the military and represent them in competitive powerlifting and on the 7th march i have my ‘nationals’ so my training has been focused solely towards this date and qualifying for the ‘worlds’.
Now to the reason why i have contacted you guys.
Over the past 2-3 weeks i have been having tightness deep behind my left gluteus maximus and the outside of my left leg. When i first wake up in the morning the tightness is behind the left glute down to the tibialis anterior. This occurs when walking and more intense when i swing my leg diagonally in front of right leg. As the day progresses the tightness eases off but doesnt totally clear.
The first phase of my warm-up is foam rolling and the really tender areas are my piriformis and peroneus longus/tibialis anterior area on my left leg. I then progress onto mobility for the hips,lower back etc and finally into jumping rope/dynamic work. This warm-up seems to improve the situation vastly ready to train.
Last week(friday squat day) when i squated, as soon as the weight increased(100kg +) and i set myself into my stance ready to start the eccentric phase i get a pain on the outside of my left leg in the areas as mentioned. I have never experienced any of this before.
I am currently on 5/3/1 and training 4 days a week(mon,tue,thu,fri).
After the weekend of the ‘nationals’ im going to drop to 3 days a week(mon,wed,fri) and hopefully the added rest will improve the current situation.
So my question is:-
Have you ever came across this problem with your athletes? how do you deal with these areas? is there anything i need/should be doing to improve the situation? Any information that could be thrown my way would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time
Look forward to hearing from you