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  • #16
    Originally posted by dgreenwood View Post
    Ughh...knots in your calf are the worst! A couple of years ago I had it going on in both calves as well as some Achilles tendinitis that I was battling. The tendinitis was caused by tight calves but I couldn't stretch my calves very well because of the knots. I ended up with small tears from trying to stretch out those knots on multiple occasions. I was so frustrated!

    I broke my ankle which finally forced me to let my calves rest and the tendinitis clear up. When I was rehabbing the ankle I worked with the PT to strengthen and lengthen the calves/achilles. They've been fine since but I'm really careful to stay up on those stretches/exercises because it was a nightmare for a long time.
    It can be horrible when they get bad. I had one in my lower back from a deadlifting incident that ended in a minor strain...but the adhesion that developed kept getting inflamed and pressing on my sciatic. It took a deep-tissue massage from hell to get it broken up enough. Now I'm all about injury prevention. I foam roll at least 3x a week...every night is my goal.
    Josh Vernier, CPT

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    • #17
      Originally posted by EvRevFit View Post
      It can be horrible when they get bad. I had one in my lower back from a deadlifting incident that ended in a minor strain...but the adhesion that developed kept getting inflamed and pressing on my sciatic. It took a deep-tissue massage from hell to get it broken up enough. Now I'm all about injury prevention. I foam roll at least 3x a week...every night is my goal.
      Can you recommend any resources to help develop a daily roller routine? I love my foam roller but I'm only at the point where I figure out how to roll on any muscle that is tight or sore. A general nightly routine for injury prevention sounds interesting.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by dgreenwood View Post
        Can you recommend any resources to help develop a daily roller routine? I love my foam roller but I'm only at the point where I figure out how to roll on any muscle that is tight or sore. A general nightly routine for injury prevention sounds interesting.
        I'm actually in the process of putting together an article for my blog on that exact topic. I'll let you know when I get it posted! (I'm shooting for Monday right now) It's one of those areas that just hasn't gotten enough attention...I actually can't think of anything out there involving rolling as a daily routine off the top of my head.
        Josh Vernier, CPT

        My Journal

        Evolution Revolution Fitness

        "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

        -Ayn Rand

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        • #19
          Originally posted by EvRevFit View Post
          I'm actually in the process of putting together an article for my blog on that exact topic. I'll let you know when I get it posted! (I'm shooting for Monday right now) It's one of those areas that just hasn't gotten enough attention...I actually can't think of anything out there involving rolling as a daily routine off the top of my head.
          I'll be interested in this article

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          • #20
            I sprint after my workouts. Even leg days, I just drive to a hill and sprint up it 10 times.

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            • #21
              I actually did sprints on the rowing machine today, a day after a heavy lifting session. First time I've ever done it but I felt good - not saying I'll be feeling so good tomorrow though...!

              I normally do lifting on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Tuesday & Thursday I normally do a lengthy walk to work but wanted to change things about, so thought I would do rowing sprints on those days for a while, and see how I get on.

              So I'll be back tomorrow doing lifting - I'll give it a few weeks then I'll try and get back and comment on how I feel. But I've been reading up on how this works out for other people and on the whole, they seem to have some good results.

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