So after a set of 315x3 ATG, max acceleration, I developed some pain in the outer portion of my left calf about 3 inches below the knee. The pain runs up and down and seems to be isolated in some tendon or vein or something that I can run my finger over.
This also happened about half a year ago and eventually spread bilaterally. I stopped squatting thinking it was some isolated incident, but now it is clear that there is some deeper problem.
I have always had very big calves and as such have rarely, if ever, trained them directly. Also, my mobility in all areas is fine; I can sit into full ATG squat without losing neutral spine or having my hips fall under me.
I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this? It only happens when I move the weight fast as I never had the problem before learning about the “Perfect Rep” (and fuck no I’m not going back to slow lifting, I’ve seen too much improvement doing it this way heh). I’m strongly considering giving in and finally doing directed calf work.
edit I’m 6’2" 220lbs, 21 year-old male with 0 injuries thus far.