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4 years 33 weeks ago, 4:01 PM

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On 4/27/10, we were running drills, and doing re-quals with our rifles with the department I work for. Lo and behold, as I was running the course, I blew out my hamstring. It wasn't a full tear, just a partial rupture. Needless to say, i'm on lite duty for the next six weeks.
Has anybody tired, or heard of compression shorts they may help prevent this problem? I'm a older vet, still in great shape, and I did lots of stretching prior to the drills.

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 6:06 PM

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I'm sorry to hear of your injury. I had the same thing around 30 years ago. Nobody'd heard of compression shorts in those days (or at least it wasn't common knowledge). It took me a few weeks of pretty slow walking before I was back to normal. I hope you can heal up quicker than I did.

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 7:21 PM

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all compression shorts do is keep the muscles warm longer after your warm up. They can definitely help, but only if you are actually warming up. Remember that stretching by itself isn't really good for you prior to a workout. Warming the muscle with light calisthenics and maybe a short jog is the best way to avoid an injury. It has also shown that muscle temperature directly affects muscle performance, which is why we do better at physical activities later in the afternoon or evening rather than the morning time. Our muscles have had all day to warm up. Hope this helps.

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4 years 32 weeks ago, 7:11 AM

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thanks

I purchased compression shorts based on what u said, for rehab work. What kills me is that i have been powerlifting for years. I have moved some serious weights and never blew out a muscle before. Damn, so much for the fifty being the the new forty. hehehe

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4 years 32 weeks ago, 5:59 PM

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ouch!

Serious bummer; best wishes for a speedy return to the street. And, here's hoping worker's comp is better in GA than here in TX!

4 years 32 weeks ago, 6:59 AM

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I'm lucky as far as worker's comp. My department's worker's comp doctor is my personal doctor.
Thanks for the well wishes. Remember to tap, roll, and rack, and empty the magazine on your enemy.

Ed
4 years 32 weeks ago, 10:28 AM

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wideglide

try dynamic stretching instead of static streching

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4 years 32 weeks ago, 10:49 AM

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Hey Wideglide

I have also done some powerlifting and bodybuilding in my younger years and what you have done is a very serious thing, not the injury in and of itself (which is bad enough), but this is not an injury that you can or should work through. Hamstrings are a funny thing and if you try to come back sooner than later you will reinjure it easy. It has similarities to concussions, in that when you have a hamstring injury, that hamstring is prone to further injury and usually from not allowing it to heal properly in the first place...just my two cents. I have had two such injuries. When you are ready, stretch and warmup properly, but probably even more important and something hardly anybody does...Stretch AFTER you work out as well.

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