Is there a reason behind my hamstring injury?

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  1. amdspitfire

    amdspitfire New Member

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    Last week during my soccer game i pulled my hamstring pretty severly. This happened while i was just running quickly in a straight line, no wierd movements of any sort. I have never experienced any type of hamstring problems in the past and was wondering if this could of been caused by an imbalance in my muscles.

    I have recently been doing a lot of deadlifts and squats. Most noticeably ive added deadlifts to my workout and have been able to increase from 70-80lbs to 225lbs. I weight a mere 150lbs. As far as quadriceps go i havent really been targeting them.

    Is this a case of imbalance or just a simple injury?
     
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    Most squats target quads. I can't speak for sure, but it doesn't seem like your legs are strong enough to cause an injury because quads overpower your hamstrings.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Was it your outer or inner hammy?
     
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    amdspitfire New Member

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    inner hamstring
     
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    dumb question, but did you stretch?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    There are several possible causes. Lack of sufficient warmup, lack of hamstring flexibility, lack of hamstring strength, improper running mechanics (overstriding, poor position of the lower leg on recovery).
     
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    i stretched plenty and was playing for more than an hour already. Im guessing it was because of improper running since i was sprinting.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    that doesn't mean you have good flexibility
     
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    What is your squat/deadlift ratio? And what's your workout setup? Any imbalance in strength/flexibility between quads and hams could be at fault.
     
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    Squating about 150lbs, deadlifting 225. My squat is a good ways behind, about how much should the ratio be?

    Work out schedule is do squats on leg day about once a week and deadlifts are usually on its own day about once a week too.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    squat/deadlift ratio is irrelevant
     
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