I am doing Ian’s 12 week program in “Get Buffed!” and it is truly amazing the response I am receiving. I am really paying attention to TUT and the tempo protocol, as well as the unique (to me) exercises. Also, stretching BEFORE the worksets is really paying off! I also stretch AFTER to facilitate recovery, stretch the facia around the muscle bellies, etc.
Here’s my “problem”: When I perform the stretch for the quads (“Lazy Man’s Guide to Stretching”) wherein the trainee has the rear foot (the stretch side) resting elevated and same side knee on the ground with the other leg far out in front, when I force my pelvis down and forward I get a searing pain in my vastus lateralis along a “line” from the insertion at the knee all the way up to the origin in my pelvis (as well as a great stretch in the quad!). This “line” runs along the lateral posterior section of my vastus lateralis (you know, where the lateral quad and hamstrings meet on the surface of your leg). So much so that that line/area has becomes NUMB on the surface for several days now. Has a nerve attached to my vastus lateralis so that when stretched, there is some sort of impingement or trauma? If so, can it be corrected with ART? Where is an ART dealer in the northeast Georgia area? No joke!
So far, it hasn’t perceivably impaired my workouts, but I am a little tense about the possible implications.