Knee pain from calf work

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  1. mandrew

    mandrew New Member

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    every time I incorporate calf work into my routine I end up getting knee pain. Usually they feel fine while doing the exercises but after I'm done working out they feel dry, crack a lot, etc. I've tried 10 different types of machines and none of them really make a difference. Anybody else have this same problem or any ideas on how to work calves without causing injury?
     
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    Pay close attention to the position of your knees while working your calves.
     
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    So don't do calf raises.
     
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    That's strange considering you have tried ten different exercises. You should see a doc...im not sure which kind.

    This could be a warning sign...I only say this because my lower back was giving me problems for a couple months before it eventually injured.
     
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    Is there even 10 different calf exercises?
     
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    standing calf, rotary calf, donkey calf, freemotion calf, calf raises on leg press, calf raises with feet elevated holding dbs, etc.


    It's all the same exact shit just in different forms.... pretty retarded really :rofl:
     
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    are you locking your knees out when you do calf exercises?
     
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    if something hurts, why bother with it?
     
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    just wanted to see if there was any way to get my toothpick calves any bigger without pain... nobody else has had this problem apparently so I guess there's no solution other than avoiding calf stuff all together.
     
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    nope. I keep a slight bend.
     
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    how much weight are you using?
     
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    light enough weight that I can do 20+ reps.
     
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    have you treated seated calf raises?
     
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    yup. just like everything else they feel fine while I do them but later on in the day my knees feel fucked.
     
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