shin splints

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  1. thisgsx

    thisgsx New Member

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    wtf can i do about it? i cant fucking run because of that shit. :wtc:

    another question i have is, i've been on a clean diet for a good 6-7 months, my fucking belly is pretty much the same fucking size. wtf?
     
  2. maks

    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    Yeah. Sound like shit i went through.

    You probably have a deficiency in diet and/or exercise. Be honest with yourself, how solid is your diet? Is it based on a successful plan? PYD (post your diet) so we can check it out.

    You can still exercise with shin splints. For cardio get on an elliptical and do HIIT. There are plenty of weightlifting routines that get around shin splints as well.


    I think it took me 6 month to get over shin splints. It starts to go away when you get rid of that gut. I have a gut again right now but i know my diet is not in order. I did lose it a couple years back before injuries/sickness so i know i can get rid of it again.
     
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    Anyway the shin splints isn't going to stop you from losing that gut
     
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    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_splints
     
  5. Marijuanair

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    I stopped doing normal calf exercises and took 2 weeks off calves, then I started doing reverse calves to strengthen the shin area, so far it's worked, the shin splints havent come back yet *knock-on-wood*
     
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    What type of shoes are you running in?

    I used to run in my skate shoes and would get splints. I bought a pair of asics, and no longer get them. I can also run a MUCH longer time now too.
     
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    I used to get horrible shin splints almost regularly. After reading Alley Baggett's "Vertical Jump Bible" I got the idea that you can get them from having overpowering calves with the opposing muscle (not sure what it's called) being much weaker, or something to that effect. After following a plyo program from the book for a few weeks and training the CNS to relax that opposing muscle and also strengthening it, I have had ZERO shin splints :knockonwood:
     
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    Seated calve raises will work the weaker muslce you're refering to.

    edit: I was thinking of Seated REVERSE Raises
     
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    That makes a lot of sense. I have been jumping rope regularly for 3 weeks with no problem, and my calves have become quite a bit stronger. Now I am getting terrible pains in my shin when I jump. How did you train that opposing muscle exactly?
     
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    Seated Calve Raises....

    edit: I was thinking of Seated REVERSE Raises
     
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    Seated raises does the Tibialis Anterior, doesn't it?

    edit: I was thinking of Seated REVERSE Raises :o
     
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    Here's what my diet consists of,

    Morning (9 am)
    whole skinless chicken breast (fat trimmed off)
    whey protein drink
    bannana
    brown rice

    school 10:30am -12:30pm

    12:45pm
    depending on what im in the mood for, it could be another whole skinless chicken breast, salmon filet, or steak with fat trimmed off
    steamed veggies
    brown rice
    apple or bannana

    2:00 pm
    same as 12:45pm meal, depending on what im in the mood for, but this time i cut the brown rice out

    2:30pm
    work

    5:30pm (break)
    whey protein shake
    bannana

    8:30pm
    same as 12:45pm meal, depending on what im in the mood for

    12am
    whey protein shake
    almonds/canned tuna
    apple


    Mostly, my main courses of meal are between whole skinless chicken breast, steak or salmon

    1 cheat day out of the week
    I also drink beer once every 2wks, about 3-4 beers, maybe more :o:hs:

    I workout 4x a wk, wednesday-sunday
    I used to cardio 4x a wk as well, but now my shin splints are killing me so I havnt done any cardio for a good 6-7 weeks, maybe once here and there depending on how my leg feels.

    As of now, Im thinking about taking on swimming as a replacement. Im not sure when Im going to start on it though.

    Anything I should consider adding to my diet or excluding it from my diet? I also eat romano salads with non fat italian dressing exlusively. :o

    When I was bulking I weighed in at 159 lbs at 5'7" a few months down the road, I got sick for a week and my diet went to shit where I pretty much lost a good 10lbs, my weight is now 148lbs.:wtc: I want to gain it back, but its pretty damn difficult. I was thinking about taking weight gainer, does that shit work?


    edit:

    I know Im not taking in as much calories as I should, that's why Im considering weight gainer. Protein wise, im intaking an average of 150g a day depending on what I eat.

    Im guessing, but I think my body fat is at 20%. :wtc: maybe more, this is just my damn belly. I look normal/skinny everywhere else, it's just my damn fucking belly. :mad:
     
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    I run in Nike's or New Balance. Depending on what I wear. :o:mamoru:
     
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    it looks worse in person.
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    Do toe raises. I do them with the weights at the gym that have holes for hand grips. This will help tremendously.
     
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    Do you stick your toe in the hole? :dunno:
     
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    Can you post that program?:x:
     
  19. Unfortunately there are many different conditions that can manifest as shin pain so without knowing more it's impossible to say what your problem is. Do your legs hurt on the front of your shins, on the sides, or somewhere else?
     
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    on the side of the tibia.
     
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    Any exercises to do for the Tibialis Anterior?
    :dunno:
     
  22. Knucklehead Zoo

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    The book has different programs dependent on where you are currently, which makes a lot more sense than one set regimen for everyone to use. Mine specifically was for those with good limit strength and poor reactive strength. I can up the excel file if you want, but you can get the PDF file from the OTFN file sharing thing. Just look for "Alley Baggett's Vertical Jump Bible."
     
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    Could you provide a link to the OTFN file sharing thing? Thanks.
     
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    anyways, i just started doing some reverse feet curls or however its called. I basically put a 20lb db on the top of my feet balancing it with hands on each side to support it from tipping over. I did 4 sets of 10. I'll up the weights as my shin gets stronger and hopefully I can start running again. I feel like crap knowing I cant freaking run or play some kind of sport because of it. :hs:
     
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