Any Ideas?

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  1. hawkeye

    hawkeye TID Board Of Directors

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    So summer came around and I decided to go back to my roots of baseball. I got an opportunity to play this summer. I played college baseball and played semi pro until life got in the way. Now, an opportunity has presented itself where I can play again. Problem is, I got reminded real quick like that it's been a while since I played. First game, I tweaked my hamstring. I've nursed it back, but I definitely would entertain any advice or ideas on in season and off season training.

    I will still probably go back to my powerlifting when the season ends, but there is a possibility of not only a summer season, but a fall season as well. After that, I would likely go back heavier training. ROM motion has been a bit of an issue as well. My upper body hasn't been so terrible, but my lower half needs work. Any advice?
     
  2. IronSoul

    IronSoul TID Board Of Directors

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    Brotheriron and POB could probably provide a lot of help here. Really glad to hear you are getting to play again man. I would to get back on that diamond as well. Nothing like it. Just keep at it and stretching out man.
     
  3. hawkeye

    hawkeye TID Board Of Directors

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    The wheels finally feel "less hobbled" today. Man, after that first game, I was beat up. I laughed because I never thought baseball would cripple me like football or grappling. I know I need to work on conditioning. I always lifted through the season before and while it was less weight and a different philosophy, it never affected me.

    Although, I do recall having a few issues with my hamstrings and once with a quad issue. Part of that I'm sure is getting old and not stretching. I'm not 18 any more.
     
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  4. tommyguns2

    tommyguns2 Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    Several people have encouraged me to use those foam rollers and do a stretching program with them. I see many people use these in conjunction with their hamstrings. I don't have a program in mind, but I bet you could find some good ones on the web via Youtube or something like that.
     
  5. hawkeye

    hawkeye TID Board Of Directors

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    Good call, Tommy. I will do some research and foam rollers do wonders. I prob need to dust mine off and pull it out of the corner. I have good luck with back and lower extremities with the foam roller but I don't get much for the upper body with it, but a lacrosse ball does wonders.
     
  6. rezjzzor084

    rezjzzor084 Senior Member

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    It's booty time
     
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  7. hawkeye

    hawkeye TID Board Of Directors

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    Can I have her as a workout partner?
     
  8. rezjzzor084

    rezjzzor084 Senior Member

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    What happened with Lymbo?
    You guys always offended me when I mentioned her.
    But from my point of view it's a great thing to go on without any personal trainer. That's a view for my own life and nobody else.

    And especially this one youtube channel trainer - hum?!
    No info how to contact her to have a advised training,
    might be not really her work to be a personal fitness trainer
    Or she puts more effort into this amazon advert business she writes
    I don't know, I was just checking for this cable exercise for the leg.

    Hamstring - new vocabulary for my now to remember
     
  9. Dirt-e-Ballz

    Dirt-e-Ballz Senior Member

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    I got back into playing hardball at 42 yrs old last year and sprained my hammy, then my quad, when those healed i tore my calf muscle sprinting out of the batters box. My advice would be to play at as light a weight as possible your legs will thank you. I would slowly start incorporating sprints and other explosive movements with the lower body. This will get the muscle memory back and make the torque on the lower half more bearable. Make sure the blood is flowing before you do anything don't even stretch cold. I wear 7mm power lifting knee pads during the games.
     
  10. hawkeye

    hawkeye TID Board Of Directors

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    Brother, that is exactly how it happened. Right out of the box! Tweaked the hammy and also felt the pull in the quad. I agree with the weight loss. At 275, I'm definitely too heavy. So far, it's been just cleaning up the diet and I've dropped 5 lbs so far. The key is to keep losing and get under 250 for sure. On a side note, I actually thought about my knee sleeves. LOL.
     
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