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Calf Pain After Squatting

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richcooperIconCalf Pain After Squatting12-02-2013 @ 21:21 
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Recently after squatting I have had significant discomfort in both calfs for two or three days. I've never had this before and can't really attribute it to something I'm doing differently except maybe the number of reps I'm doing.

So what am I doing wrong?

Or should I just man up?
RobboIcon...12-02-2013 @ 22:22 
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When I have enough cash, I get a deep tissue.
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Perhaps going onto your toes?
richcooperIcon...12-02-2013 @ 23:09 
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Robbo said:Perhaps going onto your toes?


My first thought. However I video'd a set of my last session and it doesn't appear so
Joseph_WaltonIcon...15-02-2013 @ 18:46 
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Compartment syndrome?
Funky_monkeyIcon...15-02-2013 @ 19:08 
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1kg of lamb chops is a days wages over here
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My VMOs cramp when I get back from training legs - I currently do sets of 6-10 with a weight to failure, then front squats, then leg extentions. Not sure what it is that's making them cramp for the past 3-4 weeks, but I'd like to know too. If I flex my quads on a Friday evening, it's a guaranteed cramp.
fongIcon...15-02-2013 @ 19:33 
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really really interesting
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i had it so bad that i couldn't walk for a few days. literally so painful.

caused by leaning over my knees and onto my toes too much i think, but if you've ruled that out, no idea then Unhappy
brownbearIcon...15-02-2013 @ 19:35 
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fong said:i had it so bad that i couldn't walk for a few days. literally so painful.

caused by leaning over my knees and onto my toes too much i think, but if you've ruled that out, no idea then Unhappy


Have you tried maximising mobility in the ankles calves and hips?
fongIcon...15-02-2013 @ 20:45 
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really really interesting
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brownbear said:
Have you tried maximising mobility in the ankles calves and hips?


nah i just stopped squatting like a retard lol Tongue
richcooperIcon...15-02-2013 @ 21:22 
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fong said:i had it so bad that i couldn't walk for a few days. literally so painful.

caused by leaning over my knees and onto my toes too much i think, but if you've ruled that out, no idea then Unhappy


I honestly don't think I do and from what I'd been told it doesn't look like it. That said the person who observed me squat is slightly simple with a lazy eye so any things possible. But for about 2 days after its agony. I've recently started squatting in adidas lifting shoes which I thought had helped my form, reaching good depth and had taken a load of strain off my old man knees, would that have anything to do with it?
fongIcon...15-02-2013 @ 21:30 
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really really interesting
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yes! it happened to me the day after i tried oly shoe squatting too haha. there's your problem i think!
richcooperIcon...15-02-2013 @ 21:36 
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Time to revert back to the Air Max me thinks!
fongIcon...15-02-2013 @ 21:43 
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really really interesting
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or just adjust your technique perhaps, i wouldn't write off oly shoes straight away, there are tons of big squatters on here who love em.
richcooperIcon...15-02-2013 @ 21:58 
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That also seems like a reasonable idea. Never really given much thought to the whole technique thing, I just kinda squat and that's about as much thought as it gets. I feel more comfortable whilst squatting wearing olly shoes but not so keen on the two or three days after with the calf issues. Then again my best squats have been done wearing Air Max. Pro's and Con's for both I suppose, I look at my form seems a reasonable place to start. Cheers
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