I squat 3 day/week (Mon - heavy, Wed - light, Fri - heavy) and also deadlift on Wednesdays.
On Tues/Thurs, I have gym class in school which consists of about 16 minutes warmup (7 min jog, 1 min walk, 7 min jog, 1 min walk).
On top of all this leg activity, I have gained about 10 lbs in the past 2 months or so.
So…while jogging in gym class today, I was getting a very painful soreness in my anterior shin muscles. I researched a little bit and this is supposedly very common among runners or those who use their lower body frequently.
Problem is, I have to jog pretty slowly to make it through the jog, and even so, its often in a huge amount of pain. My gym teacher thinks I’m not trying and is taking points off my grade. The real problem isn’t my cardiovascular strength for the jog - that’s easy. However, my shins are just KILLING me.
so unless I find out how to fix the problem, I might get a B in gym (if I get 8/10 points for every gym class). One obvious solution is to lift with legs 1x/week instead of 3. However I am making some nice gains on my current template and don’t want to change it for something like school gym class.
Do you guys have any suggestions? Is there some sort of deep tissue work I can do on my shins with a tennis ball?
Also, advice about the situation in general would be appreciated.
Thanks a lot guys