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So I pulled my gluteus maximus...

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2,997 words with 7 Comments; publish: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:42:00 GMT; (900125.00, « »)

Alright a little background...

I was always the fastest kid my grade and played QB for football but the first week of camp before freshman year I pulled my gluteus maximus. I went from running a 4.9 laser 40 as a freshman to high 6's. It took about 2 years until I really recovered my speed and ran consistent 4.64 4.63 laser times as a Junior.

Flash forward...

I play in a charity softball game 3 weeks ago for about 6 hours in the heat with very very little water in my system. I pulled my gluteus maximus and have been struggling with training since. I have been in contact with the football coaches at my school (University of Iowa - Yes our team has gone to shit) and I need to be able to lift. I've pretty much taken legs out of my regiment for the last 2 weeks because any work will bring back the pain. I will feel it again sprinting as well.

I really can't let the coaches know about the injury because then I will have chance of ever playing (walking on as a Junior). What stretches/exercises do you recommend for my situation?

Reps will be given.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. My profile picture is over a year old and yes I am very skinny in that picture. I have put on about 20 lbs of mass since then.

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    • personally, the butterfly stretch has always helped me. Put your feet together, lean forward and go as far as you can to touch your toes with your head.
      #1; Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:43:00 GMT
    • Thank you for your input...whenever doing the butterfly stretch I feel that it hits the groin a lot more than the hamstrings/glutes.

      Repped.

      #2; Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:44:00 GMT
    • To get a good "butt stretch" you could try laying on your back, pulling your knee up to your chest(one at a time), then pushing it to the opposite side.
      #4; Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:46:00 GMT
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      === Original Words ===

      Thank you for your input...whenever doing the butterfly stretch I feel that it hits the groin a lot more than the hamstrings/glutes.

      Repped.

      thats not surprising, actually. Alot of stretches affect me in different spots than most people, i'm not sure why.
      #5; Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:47:00 GMT
    • Thanks a lot so far. I will be looking in to the piriformis stretch once I get back to school later today.

      All repped so far.

      #6; Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:49:00 GMT
    • i know exactly what you're talking about. i pulled my glute muscle doing certain kicks in taekwondo (obviously doing them the wrong way lol) and i find that sitting down and trying to pull your leg so that your knee touches your chest is a good stretch.
      #7; Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:49:00 GMT