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Fitness: Knee & ankle support for bodybuilding

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Signals, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Other than the East Coast, Texas is one of the stronger areas for lacrosse, I'm not surprised that you've played with some real talent. There was an all american at my college (DIII) who was from Texas. I think California and Oregon, maybe even Arizona, and Nevada, have more talent than Texas still though, and it's getting bigger every year in Chicago.

    One thing I'll say, is that I don't think people realize how big lax is on the East Coast. There are high schools, like mine, where guys get recruited simply because they were on the team. As a result, guys who are superstars in smaller regions like Texas don't have the same talent as northern guys. The best players in the league I played in at grad school in the midwest wouldn't have touched the field on my other club team.

    Lacrosse is a lifestyle sport, a lot like hockey. While the game is spreading, the lifestyle is not, or at least not as fast. Until lacrosse becomes a major part of the culture and lifestyle of places like Texas, Chicago, and more on the W. Coast, they won't ever have the depth that the E. Coast does.

    ...sorry for hijacking, but I could talk about this stuff all day. :laugh2:
  2. jcollins28

    jcollins28 Active Member

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    There is actually some really good replies here. I'm 41 and have been training most of my life. I don't use braces for anything. I have had torn muscles, bicep tendinitis you name it.

    If you have insurance make an appointment with a Orthopedic that specializes Sports Medicine. Go over your injury history your workout program and you goals. As someone else already posted, work smart and concentrate on your form not how much weight you are lifting.
  3. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Ha, No worries, it happens. :D
  4. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    You know, as I mentioned at the bottom of my original post, I am currently rehabbing from shoulder surgery from Nov. 2012, and see an orthopedic surgeon every few weeks for follow up on my Physical Therapy. I didn't think of it until now as you mention it, but I'd bet he would answer a few questions as long as I was respectful of his time. I should write out a few well thought out questions and talk to him about it on my next visit.
  5. jcollins28

    jcollins28 Active Member

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    Your doctor will be able to tell you what type of lifts you should avoid and what lifts could help you most during your recovery. He can also give you advise on supplements as well.
  6. rickjameschinaclub

    rickjameschinaclub Benched

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    Most Doctors know very little about what is good exercise and what is not, as is exemplified in plenty of their 'exercise handouts' which further damage and cause pain in the long run..
  7. jcollins28

    jcollins28 Active Member

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    I agree a "G/P" or family doctor is going to be of little help. That is exactly why I said find a ortho that specializes in sports medicine or you can continue to seek out expert advise on a internet forum...
  8. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Actually my surgeon is a sports Doctor. When I switched Dr's back in Sept. 2012, I did that for the very reason of knowing I would want to start lifting weights when I got to that point in my shoulder rehab.
  9. jcollins28

    jcollins28 Active Member

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    I know, I was responding to the other guy.

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