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Kickbutt
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

I've noticed in the last 2 weeks or so that I've had paid in my calves, even though I work out regularly and stretch apporpriately...I find it sometimes difficult to continue my workout, as it can really hurt sometimes. Do I need better shoes? Is it from high impact exercise? How can I correct this? Please help!
Ouss.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is discomfort you feel, it may just be you overworked them. Pain is something sharp followed by a burning sensation. If it is discomfort then just switch to a lighter exercise. If it is pain, stop completely and see either a physiotherapist or a personal trainer.

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thaiboxerken
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drink lots and lots of water. Sometimes, especially with kickboxing/boxing footwork, when you are dehydrated the calves are the first place that start to cramp up a little. I like to skip rope to warm up my calves and then stretch them. Other than that, just listen to your body.
Oh, if you send me a picture of your legs.. i may better be able to assess the situation.

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Kickbutt
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. I think Angus has some competition in regards to who's the most perverted on the board. You guys kill me - hahahahahaha!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pervert? ME?!
I just wanted to get a better look to see how your legs may need help, that's all.

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Kickbutt
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh......my mistake Ken, sorry.... I also wanted to say that it is actually more discomfort than pain, as Karateka differentiated. It's located not on the back of my calf where I would normally feel it if my muscles were just sore, but towards the front close to the bone - it's the wierdest thing!! Anyways, if anyone else has any ideas, I'd really appreciate it!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a shin-splint? If it is, then you definitely need more water. Also, tieing of the shoes too tight will cause this type of discomfort. Make sure the shoes are snug but not tight. I used to get shin splints playing basketball, but just loosening up my shoe laces a bit got rid of them in a couple weeks.

oh.. where are my leg pictures!?

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Kickbutt
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! I've already seen YOUR legs Ken!!!! Not too shabby!! You're built like a brick (no, make that steel) wall! I'll try to drink more water and to loosen up my laces and I'll let ya know if it worked. Thanks alot Perv!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To properly assess the legs you really need to see the whole body. Ken, you should have asked for a full body picture

Hey, i aint that perverted - after all i'm still a teenager and Ken's all growed up!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2001 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what type of surfaces have you been working out on. if the surfaces are different. such as wood,asphalt, concrete,grass, or dirt. i would consider the shin splint theory. where rest and fliuds would be recommended.

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