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  1. Lug's Spear Green Belt

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    I have done seated calf raises and calf raises on the leg press. Both seem to leave my hips sore the next two days. Is this normal? Do i need to stop doing them? or do i need to strengthen with some other exercise?
     
  2. bacon Silver Belt

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    Are you dead fuckin serious?
     
  3. CZMuayThai11 Purple Belt

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    now Bacon, hold on a second, maybe we're missing something here. Maybe its just a troll job or something
     
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    That's God's way of telling you you're gay for doing calf raises
     
  5. Lug's Spear Green Belt

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  6. Merrill Purple Belt

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    Whenever I did seated calf raises I got cramps in my hips. I'm not sure why.

    I stopped doing them.

    Strengthen your hips with squats and deads I guess.
     
  7. Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    May be because on seated calf raises you are putting your hip flexors into it to much instead of relying on the calves only...

    On a side note.......... ghey
     
  8. Saith UFC poster boy

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    Machines suck. Try doing barbell/dumbell calf raises instead.
     
  9. Brampton_Boy Douchey Mc Douche

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    Instead of doing calf raises, try these alternatives:

    a) running up a hill
    b) jumping squats with a light weight making sure you are exploding off your tippy toes

    They won't hurt the hips, and they will garner much better results.
     
  10. B3rserk3R Brown Belt

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    I'm not sure how I feel about this calmly given and sarcasm free advice.
     
  11. Lug's Spear Green Belt

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    Thanks for the advice

    On a side note, if you gave me some sort of b.s. refer to my previous statement. thnx.
     
  12. Miracle Man White Belt

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    Stretch your hips.


    I mean... gay
     
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  14. hunto Brown Belt

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    Just use a lighter calf next time.
     
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    Maybe you have weak hips?
     
  16. Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Go push a car up hill
     
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  18. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    When I saw urban post I assumed the thread was closed



    Excellent. I wonder how long it will last
     
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    How's my favorite firefighter?
     
  20. Urban Savage Mystic

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    Heavily fatigued, jaded as fuck, and chemically imbalanced. I think that rotational levering I did the other day was really beneficial to my overall lower arm development actually. I'm pretty excited to incorporate it more often really, especially since I'm probably gonna have my left hand sliced open pretty soon here to have an occlusive cyst removed from my palm and I won't be able to do anything that puts direct pressure on that area (hence no bending or grippers with the left hand). so I may have to back off grip work that uses heavy loads a bit and go to some "heavy hammer" levering and expansion loops type things for a while. at least with my left. I may still train up my right on grippers.

    I've begun to look at injuries and impasses to my training completely differently. they are opportunities to do things I don't normally do with equal intensity. My back gave out and I switched over to pistols. My left palm is gonna get fucked up so I'll switch to thick handled levering. I dunno, it's kinda fun to see where a setback takes me.

    I feel disproportionately depressed for how optimistic that last paragraph would suggest I am. But I guess the reality is I don't have much going on in my life besides training right now, and I think it bums me out a bit to be so one sided.

    And I'm reading catcher in the rye for the first time... that book sucks! I'm only 30 pages in but the protagonist bugs the shit out of me.
     

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