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  • Possible Mild Hamstring Pull - How to Proceed

    Hi, while warming up on deadlifts (275 lbs) on Monday, I felt a pop on in my left hamstring, around the back of the knee. The pain feels like its in my biceps femoris long head. It is a very mild pain and it completely goes away when sitting down or standing up straight. But it comes back when I bend over.

    My guess is that this is a mild hamstring pull. My question is: should I proceed with light deadlifts and work my way up like I would with a back tweak, or should I just take time off?

    Thank you.

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    I would proceed and work back up like anything else.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdwj5ORPmX0
    IG / YT

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    • #3
      A follow-up question: What actually happens in the 'pop' that we detect? I know it doesn't matter as there's nothing you can do about it other than training some more, but my curiosity is peaked.

      I recently had a painful pop in my quad during split squats. Following BBM methodology (I think), I tested to see how much I could lift without dysfunction or significant pain. I could lift the same as I started, so just continued on as before. It's a little sore, but I'm still training as before.

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      • #4
        We usually don't know / can't tell.
        IG / YT

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Austin Baraki View Post
          I would proceed and work back up like anything else.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdwj5ORPmX0
          Thanks for the answer, Austin. Front squats didn't bother it at all so I just continued with my programmed numbers today and it was fine. I worked up to 175 on deadlift without pain, so I think I'll go for 225 maybe with a pause Saturday. Will try to update here.

          P.S. I bought some 7mm knee sleeves because of this and wore them for the first time today. When I took them off it was like I teleported to Planet Vegeta. Can't believe those are competition legal.

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          • #6
            Sounds good!
            IG / YT

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