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    following PBF, whenever i sprint, a get a golf ball sized pain in my right leg. if the front of my quad was noon, its about 1:45 - 2 and just under where a front pants pocket would be. only happens when sprinting. can do burpees, squats etc, and not feel it.

    anyway, id still like to do something sprint like while waiting for this to heal. dont have a pool or any equipment. any suggestions?

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    If I understand your description correctly, you get a pain in the meaty part of your leg. I do not worry about pains in meaty parts; pains in joints or some bony part would trouble me.

    For meaty pains, I say sprint through it if it is not unbearable.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dado View Post
      If I understand your description correctly, you get a pain in the meaty part of your leg. I do not worry about pains in meaty parts; pains in joints or some bony part would trouble me.

      For meaty pains, I say sprint through it if it is not unbearable.
      I dunno .. I always view pain as my body trying to tell me something. I'm basing that on nothing more than my gut. If it were me, I'd maybe try to walk it off (or rub some dirt on it ... <grin>), but I would be afraid that sprinting would make matters worse. Again, that just me ... YMMV.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bamaphotopro View Post
        I dunno .. I always view pain as my body trying to tell me something. I'm basing that on nothing more than my gut. If it were me, I'd maybe try to walk it off (or rub some dirt on it ... <grin>), but I would be afraid that sprinting would make matters worse. Again, that just me ... YMMV.
        I agree. It's up to the person to decide if some pain is bearable or if it is serious. I shut it down when I had tennis elbow last month. This was something I could not go through, I felt it in my soul. But sometimes I'll get a pain, something that just feels like I can go through. No one can decide this for another man.

        In general, from my experience, pains in meaty sections like the butt or thigh are something I can usually go through.

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        • #5
          Sounds very muscular. Ice, and a good massage will help this quite a bit. You can even roll a lacrosse ball on it with your hand if you can't get a massage.
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          • #6
            Jump-rope perhaps? Completely different movement.

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            • #7
              this one instinctively feels like it would only get worse.

              jump rope is self limiting, cant really do the all out sprint kinda thing on it. at least i cant, i suck at jump rope. maybe ill do a tabata of something. i do have a gym near by, but no pool.

              could this possibly a real reason for those silly exercise bikes? (assuming that doesnt trip my leg either)

              its probalby better to just let it heal.

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              • #8
                Whew. I'd let it heal up completely, plus at least one more rest day for good measure. I recently pulled my groin, worked it again too soon (and the worst part is I knew I truly wasn't ready to go again but pushed ahead anyway), and now I have seriously jacked my hip up. I haven't been able to exercise for two weeks now, plumping up by the minute, and I'm going in for an MRI tomorrow. Massage made it much worse. Ice makes it feel better (temporarily).

                You can't just push through an injury. Please let it heal. You know how much an MRI costs?
                "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                • #9
                  I would suggest that you get medical advice, one can never be too sure. I agree with "Bamaphotopro" your body is trying to tell you something. take it serious

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                  • #10
                    i kinda feel like a running tabata is the bee's knees for completely exhausting me, but... sometimes i do alternatives when that's not 1on the table. today's menu: twice through two different tabata intervals.
                    tabata 1: low jacks (keeping my butt down, jumping my feet out to the sides and back in), burpees, side lunge jumps, and jump lunges. tabata 2: snowboarder squats (jumping squats to touch the ground with your hand, changing the direction you're facing in midair on each jump), mt climber leaps (plank position, one foot under your chest, jump your feet up as high as you can and change feet), 1 squat jump forward and two hops back, and back and forth plank jumps.

                    wow that sounded a lot simpler in my workout notebook...
                    some ideas with less explanation: jump lunges murder me, as does a straight tabata of pushups. or commando pushups. or high knees with a sandbag on my back.

                    good luck. ping me if i can explain anything better...

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