Quadriceps / Thighs Sieze Almost Immediately

  • Hi, I tried my first workout with Cody today. I have seen this before, and I am not sure how to fix it. Within the warmup, just doing a few squats, I can feel my quads sieze and tighten. I could not get through even one round of any leg work. I have tried kettlebell workouts as well, and I will hurt for days after even 6 squats per side. I am a hockey goalie and I play twice a week. I can do 40 mins on the treadmill with inclines, no prob. As soon as I do any squatting motion, I am guaranteed to walk like an old man for days. What should I do?

    httpete   by: httpete
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    Femberley  5 months ago by: Femberley

    I would strongly suggest seeing a physical therapist. If you can find a sports physical therapist that would be even better. They will be able to help you diagnose what the problem is and learn how to avoid it. For example, they may find that your posture is off or you are activating the wrong muscles and thus causing pain. It's easy to get comfortable with incorrect technique and feel that the correct posture/technique is off. PTs are able to see a lot more about what we are doing than ourselves or a friend can see. Good luck.

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    TheodoraDailyBurn  5 months ago by: TheodoraDailyBurn

    I checked with Cody, and this is what he had to say: I suggest starting with foam rolling and mobility. Soreness normal to starting new training programs. Discomfort is different than pain on a scale of 1 to 10 pain is 5 and higher discomfort is 4 and lower. Training should not cause pain. If a particular movement brings on pain consult a health care provider to get it checked out.

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    JoeyP  5 months ago by: JoeyP

    I agree . Have a PT have a look
    This seems strange because part of a goalie's stance is in a partial squat in hockney, right?
    What it likely is a lot of tightness around the hip causing the quads to have to work double or triple time to keep you in position
    A therapist will be able to determine right away if that is the case

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    TheodoraDailyBurn  5 months ago by: TheodoraDailyBurn

    I checked with Cody, and this is what he had to say: I suggest starting with foam rolling and mobility. Soreness normal to starting new training programs. Discomfort is different than pain on a scale of 1 to 10 pain is 5 and higher discomfort is 4 and lower. Training should not cause pain. If a particular movement brings on pain consult a health care provider to get it checked out.

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