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DBasler wrote:

GV and I are the two on here that have had bicep tears that I know of. Pain isn't as bad as I think it probably is with some other tears. Didn't bother me at all benching after it happened. Deadlifting caused significantly more pain but not unbearable.


I'm a member of the Biceps-Tendon Tear Club too. Pain wasn't nearly as bad as my quad-tendon tear.

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doublelung84
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EyeDentist,

Quad tendon? I heard about football players that say they could hear it snap. OMG!

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doublelung84
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DBasler wrote:

I have been lifting since my late teens but most of that time was either training improperly or training more in a bodybuilder mode. I do train legs once a week with either squats or front squats as the main movement as well as leg curls and depending on where I'm at in my programming occasionally leg presses or some other movements. Don't squat during meets due to some hernia issues that tend to act up if I squat too heavily for an extended training period.


Squats understandably would get a hernia acting up but you can still pull the steel off the floor? Any chance you have a narrow stance?

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doublelung84 wrote:
EyeDentist,

Quad tendon? I heard about football players that say they could hear it snap. OMG!


Yep. I'd like to say I did it repping out 500# squats, but actually I simply slipped and fell with my left leg bent under me in an extreme 'hurdler's stretch' position, and the tendon avulsed completely at the knee. It was an unpleasant sensation--first and only time I ever felt I was going to hurl from pain alone. (That feeling passed quickly and w/o incident, fortunately.) I initially thought I had blown out my knee, but after hobbling around on it for a while I realized the knee was intact, and it was the quad that was damaged.

Have a post-op pic of my weirdly-discolored and swollen leg in my hub.

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doublelung84
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gorillavanilla wrote:
I did notice you're running quite a bit.


Ya, that's what it took for me. I'm backing it off for a while.


Do you do any sprinting? Could some sprinting add to your long distance runs? Maybe some runs with added resistance such as vest could be beneficial or doing loaded carries for long distances could add another variant to your cardio while somewhat addressing building strength and overall loading up your conditioning. Maybe you're doing enough.

Did I miss it? What is your goal time for the 5K? Last time I timed my runs the best I could manage was 2 miles at 8 minutes a mile and I believe I could do that now.


Funny you said something about sprints. My son holds four records in sprinting at our High School and has been to PA States the last 2 years. Just received a small scholarship to run at the collage level. (Those genes must have come from his mom!) I am deathly afraid of sprinting; So worried somethings going to pop. I think all that heavy squatting has me spun too tight. I did a 400 for shits and giggles last summer; 86 sec. My son does it in 50.2.

I do like your suggestion on mixing it up. I found that the elliptical we have is easy on my quad, an issue I had prior to my 10K. 10K time was 50:39 and last years 5K was 24:32. If you are pounding it at an 8 min mile, that's good! I doubt most big guys can do that. Two miles aint far in a car but try running it!

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DBasler
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doublelung84 wrote:
DBasler wrote:

I have been lifting since my late teens but most of that time was either training improperly or training more in a bodybuilder mode. I do train legs once a week with either squats or front squats as the main movement as well as leg curls and depending on where I'm at in my programming occasionally leg presses or some other movements. Don't squat during meets due to some hernia issues that tend to act up if I squat too heavily for an extended training period.


Squats understandably would get a hernia acting up but you can still pull the steel off the floor? Any chance you have a narrow stance?


Didn't know that Eye Dentist had a bicep tear also.

No issues with the Hernia while pulling. Definitely pull narrow, no sumo for me.

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doublelung84
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EyeDentist wrote:

Have a post-op pic of my weirdly-discolored and swollen leg in my hub.



Ouch, saw the pic! Don't take this the wrong way but I'm glad it had nothing to do with squatting!

BTW, those pic.s current? Damn good shape for a guy half your age!

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doublelung84 wrote:

BTW, those pic.s current? Damn good shape for a guy half your age!


Thanks. Some of those pics are a year or so old, but I still look the same (for better or worse).

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doublelung84 wrote:
Thanks for the complement but I want to hear where everyone else is and was. I don't need someone who never put the time in like I did nor was able to be competitive to tell me to stop bitching. I held my own then and still can. This was never about me vs. someone else, it was about me vs. myself, and I was only looking for a gage.


Lower you weight max and do this to increase your androgen receptors as well as free test:

http://www.T-Nation.com/...lifts_every_day

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