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  • Sprints causing the BACK of knee to become sore/pulled ??

    Anyone ever get this?
    This happened twice in a row now.

    I do 4-8 sprints.
    The next day, the BACK of my knee is tight/sore/tender.
    Not quite locked up, but something definitely going on.
    Am I tearing something back there?

    Also, I do not stretch, ever.
    I have done sprints for 5 years with this not being a problem.

  • #2
    I've had back of knee issues several times. Front of knee, too. You should google Baker's cyst and a few other things I've forgotten about. The fact that you've sprinted before and not had problems doesn't mean too much.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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    • #3
      Stretch warm up, also drive off your leg, your legs should finish straight, butt to foot, I had problems in my upper calf/back of knee because I was pulling my feet back instead of driving my self forward, whether it's squating or sprinting form is important

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      • #4
        Are you male/female? Many females have underdeveloped hamstrings and this can cause knee problems.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by teach2183 View Post
          Are you male/female? Many females have underdeveloped hamstrings and this can cause knee problems.
          Males, too.

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          • #6
            My first thought is minor hamstring pull. This is the usual injury associated with sprints.

            Try doing leg swings before your sprints and jog for a minute or two.

            Leg swings - swing your leg front to back, like a pendulum. Don't force it, you will feel it loosen up and range of motion will increase. Do 20-30 on each leg. Then do a short jog.

            After your sprints you should do regular stretches (but don't bounce) this will increase flexibility and help to reduce injury.

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            • #7
              It happened AGAIN. After a 30 min. workout (I was warmed-up) I did just two 150 yard sprints, and now one knee is in serious pain for the next few days. Very tight, and a blunt pain in the back of the knee.

              F $#%$#%@ ME

              I think I have run my last sprint.
              Did I say F$#%@#$% ME.

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