Originally Posted by ThaVirus
Maybe that's an issue too. I've noticed the pain when I do squats sometimes, which makes doing them HELL, and have always just tried to push through it.
Also, I used to use that quad-leg-extender-machine-thingy which seemed to make it A LOT worse. I stopped using that when I switched to the elliptical.
The issue now is, with my gym being so small (PF FTW!), I'm extremely limited in my leg workouts. They basically just have squat racks, quad extenders, sitting-hamstring flexors, a butt extender thingy, and the hip adductors/abductors. Its tough to do any heavy lifting (I desperately need mass in my lower body) when I can max out all those bitch ass machines..
I've been debating just dropping lower body exercise altogether and joining a flag football league or something. I figure the explosion involved in playing could help me build some muscle in my legs.
Maybe you're just pushing yourself too hard dude...I know how tempting it is to put more weight on because you feel beastly when you do, but it's not worth injuring yourself. I have to remind myself every day at the gym that I'm here for the long run, and not for this one explosive workout.
P.S. broke my ankle today and if anyone has ideas on what kind of weight training I can do (not sure if I can even do pushups), I'd appreciate it. Sorta bummin.