Shin Splints

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  1. morrty

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    So I started my weight loss Jan 5th.

    Starting weight was 277 lbs, current weight is 246lbs.

    I work out 7 days a week for 1-2 hours a night.

    the past 4 weeks I've been suffering from shin splints from what I assume is running on the treadmill.

    Just this past week I took very lightly and even didn't work out many of the days to try and get healed up. So here comes sunday (yesterday) I'm feeling great and do a 2 hour cardio workout at the gym. Wake up this morning and I feel so fucking soar.

    I can barely walk. My shin splints are back.

    What can I do, I can't just stop working out. I'm trying to hit 199lbs by july 1st.

    My favourite thing to do at the gym is run on the treadmill but it kills me. What can I do/take to help me?
     
  2. grimstone

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    rest if your shoes are old get new ones try walking instead of running for awhile. get on the exercise bike or elepitcal
     
  3. Ribbie

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    Sounds like you need to buy some proper shoes and see a foot doctor. They'll get you into orthotics if you really need them.
     
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    everything he said. Also 2 hours of cardio, damn son.
     
  5. morrty

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    I just bought some expensive fuckers 2 weeks ago

    hxxp://store.nike.com/index.jsp?country=US&lang_locale=en_US&l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-176356#l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-176356

    Helps a bit but still hurting.

    As for the doctor orthotics idea... I don't have healthcare atm so thats not really an option for me right now.

    I've been downing whey protein shakes like 3-4 a day because I was told protein will help repair muscle and stop soarness...

    My typical workout is this:

    30 min ellyptical
    10 min bike
    30 min walk/running intervals on treadmill. 3.5 speed walking, 6.0 jogging, 9.0 running.

    Then I lift some weights for about 30 mins (not heavy lifting)

    Then I do another 10 on the ellyptical and another 10 on the treadmill.

    So its not 2 hours straight cardio, just a 2 hour workout with majority being cardio
     
  6. morrty

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    As for resting, I just can't do it, I'm a fat fuck and want to be 199 by july 1st
     
  7. morrty

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    Any other ideas or should I just suck it up and do the fucking workout?
     
  8. Ribbie

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    Ok, well just because you bought $200 nike shoes doesnt mean they're right for your feet.... and if you dont want to go see a doctor then I guess the only other suggestion I have for you is to swim as an alternative.

    How often do you stretch?
     
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    Shouldn't be ever.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/sports/playmagazine/112pewarm.html?_r=1&em

    Second, to the thread starter, stop wasting your time. For weight loss running is inefficient. Start sprinting. Muscle burns fat at rest.
     
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    ya cause that sprinting will really help his shin splints
     
  11. morrty

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    I didn't stretch at all before 2 weeks ago, then I started only doing a very light light stretch not even 2 mins of stretching before hitting the machines. I'll likely stop stretching now.

    Can you explain a bit more what you mean by muscle burns fat at rest?

    And I would consider a 9.0 on the treadmill sprinting for someone my weight.
     
  12. morrty

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    Swimming is definitely an option I never considered. I'll probably take more look at it.
     
  13. Request.

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    The general idea is to boost your metabolism. You want to to explosive exercises like sprints and heavy lifting. Think boot camp or football style training.

    I'll post more or PM you later.

    Gotta get.
     
  14. morrty

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    Cool thanks, besides the Treadmill at 9.0 I don't do any "explosive exercises" just long drawn out casual.
     
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    jesus just learn to lift weights instead of running..clean up your diet and let your shins heal.
     
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    This and still do some HIIT if you want but 2 hours is just excessive.
     
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    lift weights, do cardio that doesn't hurt your shins (what about stairmaster, cycling, elliptical, or best of all swimming?), etc... running isn't the only option and it's definitely nto the best if it gives you pain.
     
  19. Request.

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    After an exercise is the only time you should ever stretch. It makes the muscle weaker if you do it before.

    Stretching a cold muscle is a quick way to injure yourself.
     
  20. Ribbie

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    Ok.

    You should try reading the article you posted in it's entirety. Clearly you only read the first paragraph or two on static stretching. The whole second half of the article focuses on the benefits of dynamic stretching vs static.

    So to say "you shouldn't stretch ever" (or before) is completely false and incorrect.
     
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    I like a combination of explosive exercises and low impact cardio.

    The idea behind it is that if you burn out all your glycogen stores, you'll burn fat for the rest of the day.

    If you walk at an easy pace and are still able to talk, you're burning fat while you exercise rather than sugar.

    The two together will generate results synergistically.

    Here's one article on it.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mohr102.htm
     
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    No, I googled the first article that wasn't on pub med so you could get to the meat of the article rather than reading through nebulous results.

    There aren't many articles that everyone is going to agree with completely and I don't have time to go hunt for it.

    I still say stretching isn't a good idea on the whole, simply because most people aren't going to take the time post workout.
     
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