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01-23-2007, 02:40 PM #1
Pulled a muscle while doing some dynamic stretching
During one of my practices I pulled both my groin and hip flexor (the one you use to lift your legs). I ran for about 10 mins beofre doing so, so my body was fully warm. I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else, if so what did you do. I'm guessing it was poor technic, but my coach was watching me do it, so I dont really know.
01-23-2007, 10:59 PM #2
ouch haha both at once. most you can do is eat healthy and wait for time to heal it.
01-23-2007, 11:16 PM #3
That's really unfortunate... probably a freak accident, or perhaps you're really quite uber intense about your dynamic stretching.
How bad of a pull is it? If it's not too bad, ice, a decent amount of rest, and avoiding specific drills/situations that aggravate it is my standard advice.
01-24-2007, 07:17 AM #4
How bad of a pull is it? If it's not too bad, ice, a decent amount of rest, and avoiding specific drills/situations that aggravate it is my standard advice.[/quote]
Well it hurt til the point where I couldnt do any leg raises and I was limping on both legs if that makes sense. This happened about a week and half ago, I can still feel it a little bit, but its getting better now (I hope:s)
01-24-2007, 08:02 AM #5
dynamic stretching is never recommended, Passive stretching is the way to go. I f you do dynamic stretching you ar much more prone to injuries. Try resting your legs for 2 weeks then re-asses your injury.
01-24-2007, 01:52 PM #6Originally Posted by Kevindoui
That's good... I'd still suggest taking it easy for the next week, at least, to minimize the risk of re-injury.
01-24-2007, 05:16 PM #7
Passive stretching should be used after exersise as part of a cool down routine, dynamics are better pre-exersise. Research has suggested that static stretching pre-exercise can decrease muscular power output by up to 20 % !
01-25-2007, 08:21 AM #8Originally Posted by DarrenHart
01-25-2007, 09:48 AM #9
01-25-2007, 10:17 AM #10Originally Posted by Cheung
01-25-2007, 12:56 PM #11
How about this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...=pubmed_docsum
Basically, passive stretching involves extending a limb, putting tension on the muscle and connective tissue. When this normally happens, the stretch reflex occurs, meaning that the muscles contracts in response to that tension. With the stretch reflex the muscles can contract much more forcefully than without it - this is the basis for plyometric training. What passive stretching does is you hold the stretch for a bit, allowing the stretch reflex to dissipate thus increasing your range of motion. In effect, you are training your body to minimize the effects of the stretch reflex, the opposite of plyometric training.
Now, the purpose of a warm-up is to prepare yourself for competition. First of all there is the raising of the body temperature and increase in circulation. Then there is the warm-up of the CNS- you perform a progression of sport specific movements, so you can practice the motor patterns that you will be needing for sport. Now, in badminton, are extreme levels of flexibility needed? I think the importance of flexibility is a bit overrated. How about the "stiffness" that a well functioning stretch reflex brings? In this case it can increase explosive power, movement efficiency and also protect against injury by contracting the muscle reactively to distribute force transfer away from the joints.
01-25-2007, 03:53 PM #12
It seems strange that you have never heard of sports medicine sources that reccomend dynamic stretching as its pretty much all we have had thrown at us for football for the last few years. Most sports scientists seem to recomend it these days.
There is a wealth of stuff available on pponline to read amongst others.
01-25-2007, 04:04 PM #13
01-26-2007, 01:15 AM #14Originally Posted by DarrenHart
by the way are you a doctor?
12-17-2007, 02:30 AM #15
In defense of dynamic stretching
Dynamic stretching is not synonymous with ballistic stretching. The latter involves bouncing the muscles, whereas dynamic stretching does not. Dynamic stretching consists of controlled leg and arm swings that take you (gently) to the limits of your range of motion. Ballistic stretches involve trying to force a part of the body beyond its range of motion.
If either passive stretches or dynamic stretches are executed in such a manner as to exceed the natural range of motion, it becomes ballistic. For the most part, ballistic stretching is not advised.
In the past few years, dynamic stretching as part of a pre-exercise warmup, has become the norm for professional and university athletes in most sports. Static or passive stretches are performed only as a post-exercise activity.
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