Ligaments and tendons threads

I think too many of us, myself included, neglect properly caring and training our soft tissue. Let’s get a thread going discussing them

A few general tips:
>slow controlled negatives
>partial reps
>explosive movements
>increase volume gradually. PRs don’t need to be every week
>make rest days stretch days

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why does my left patellar tendon hurt when i lay flat on my back

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just in that scenario? Probably tendinitis.
      Try hitting the hip addiction & abduction machines a little more often. Can also try getting on a 4-8 inch box and have one leg off one leg on. Lower the back of the foot of the leg not on to the floor by slowly squatting with the leg on the box. Then swap.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        also when seated on certain chairs but i can't work out what part of the posture is causing it.
        thank you for the advice i'll try it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have no idea. However, I have had a close friend with a lot of pain like you are describing. In general, I think chiropractics are a scam. And this friend saw a chiropractor regularly for years with little result. However, my friend switched to a “max living” chiropractor (it’s a chain) and has become pain free in about 3 months. It might be worth a shot.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Can you describe what your friend did there

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your pelvis is most likely out of place causing it your femur to rotate and pulling your quad.
      Because when you stand, your psoas and hip flexors are engaged this might stabilize it enough to not notice but start hurting when the muscles relax and stretch.
      Is hard to pin point the exact reason causing the issue from here, there might be more factors causing it but stretching your hip flexors through different planes and strengthening them is the most likely way to fix it.
      Usually if there is limited ROM in one direction, is a good idea to slowly increase the stretch in that direction while avoiding too much stretching in a direction with better ROM.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best way to heal tendons. I fucked my right bicep tendon years ago and doing chins and certain rows hurts. I've been trying to do curls with super light weight and really squeeze but it still kinda hurts

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Try controlled negatives on curls
      A nice heavy weight like 70+ lbs, use two hands to get them up, and just slowly lower it down

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on the severity of the injury, if there was a full tendon rupture then is fucked and the best you can hope for is to curl light weights with no pain.
      If it was caused by something like tendonitis and neglect overtime made it worse or didn't let you heal properly then working on mobility along with whatever strength training you can manage.
      Using elastic bands with a slow controlled form for very high reps but avoiding going anywhere near failure stimulates tendon healing.
      Slow controlled reps for strength also strengthens tendons and ligaments.
      Slow negatives are also great for tendons.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >full tendon rupture
        I think so because you can see it bulging out more than my left one. I'll try slow controlled reps and negatives, thanks

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >partial reps

    or you could train the tendons and ligaments by loading them

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Reddit spacing
      >Absolute retard pretending to know something
      Everytime.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >no counter-argument

        Sad.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          would require an argument to begin with

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Partials and isometrics are used in rehab to heal a tendon injuries bro.
          Sure you want to do full ROM eventually but for tendons partials are important because tendons can be worked more at specific angles.
          Now go back.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The OP never said we were dealing with injured soft tissue. They're suggesting that partial reps are a generally good idea to incorporate into everyone's training. I bet all the quarter-squatters are wearing knee wraps just because they look cool

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              moron tier reading comprehension and strawman.
              I already explained why they are useful, if something is good to heal is also good for injury prevention.
              And for shur people that only do partials know the right angles and I also implied that was all there was to it.
              Stop posting.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Injury prevention involves strengthening the full ROM. You've admitted that people who are capable of performing the entire movement should be doing so. Why then would removing the load on tendons strengthen them and prevent future injury?
                >muh angles
                jesus

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry to hijack a tendon thread, but what does the following mean:
    >have left knee(cap) pain after front squats and lunges
    >comes and goes randomly even if I’m sitting, sometimes it hurts when I squat normally (everyday squat, not loaded or anything) and sometimes it doesn’t
    >roll my it band around on a tennis ball, does jack shit
    >do standing quad stretches
    >can feel the relief in real time
    I guess it’s tight quads (my right leg can touch my ass but my left leg (the painful one) can’t) but how did this come around and how do I prevent it from worsening/happening again?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      See

      Your pelvis is most likely out of place causing it your femur to rotate and pulling your quad.
      Because when you stand, your psoas and hip flexors are engaged this might stabilize it enough to not notice but start hurting when the muscles relax and stretch.
      Is hard to pin point the exact reason causing the issue from here, there might be more factors causing it but stretching your hip flexors through different planes and strengthening them is the most likely way to fix it.
      Usually if there is limited ROM in one direction, is a good idea to slowly increase the stretch in that direction while avoiding too much stretching in a direction with better ROM.

      In your case it may not be your pelvis that is out of place but general hip flexor tightness can lead to knee pain and stretching them can reduce it.

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