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I might be over doing it slightly...(7 posts)

I might be over doing it slightly...bent_spoke
Apr 7, 2003 8:09 AM
Yesterday, I developed a slight pain behind my knee while doing a 2hr spin (actually it felt like it was a tendon or something). It only hurt while pushing down & it went away when I slide forward. Today, I'm walking ok, but I get a little twinge when cluching in my pickup or going up stairs. Last week I skipped a weight workout because my legs felt a little spent even after 2 days rest from my 1st max. strength workout using more weight (based on Friel's book, I had been lifting 4 weeks prior). I was wondering if this someone that I can continue working out with at less intensity? Or could this lead to something worse that should I take a day off now to avoid problems? I'd appreciate your help!
re: I might be over doing it slightly...eschelon
Apr 7, 2003 8:27 AM
My experience with weight lifting is that injuries are most of the time a result of over-working something...rather injuries are always a result of poor technique and execution...hence if the amounto of weights being lifted causes poor technique and control, injury is the result...and as the amount of weight increases, the poor technique/execution only become magnified leading to injury...I know, I've injured/sprained enough muscle and tendon to know.

Anyway, you should probably take a few days off from the weights and stretch and recover...if you can afford it, perhaps you should retain a personal trainer to simply evaluate and moderate your weight lifting technique and progress for the short term.
I don't think that technique was the problem but probablybent_spoke
Apr 7, 2003 3:46 PM
too many reps cause I didn't have enough weight. Anyway, I take it easy for awhile & see how it goes. thanks!
Did you change shoes/pedals/seat height at all?Spunout
Apr 7, 2003 8:30 AM
If the pain goes away when you slide forward, that effectively lowers your saddle. Perhaps your saddle is too high? Too much setback?

Regarding weights, ease into the max strength phaze.
Didn't change anything, justed added weigh training..bent_spoke
Apr 7, 2003 3:36 PM the past I've slide back & forth in the saddle to vary the routine after being in one spot for too long. I guess that I'll just have to take it easy for awhile.
I recently had the exact....ryder1
Apr 7, 2003 9:16 AM
same problem. I'm on a new bike that I had set up exactly the same position relative to the BB as my old bike. On about my third ride the saddle slipped back about 4mm and I probably rode like that for over an hour. My left knee was very sore (especially when I straightened it out) and would pop a little. I iced the knee for about 3x per day for about two days - especially before and after biking and kinda took it easy on that leg. Doing some very light strength maintenance work seemed to help. I don't think I would recommend doing any MS stuff.
I'm glad to hear that you were better in 2 days...bent_spoke
Apr 7, 2003 3:38 PM
I hope that I get the same results by backing off abit!