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The hammy epidemic

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CaptainMorgan, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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    Escobar now out with a hammy issue joining Harris, Lee, Durant and Claiborne all with hammy issues.

    Not to mention Miles is a cut away from another hammy issue. What the heck is going on with all the hamstring problems with this team? Is it conditioning or stretching maybe?
  2. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    and don't forget to mention Miles "Hammy" Austin who will twinge his in the 1st quarter.
  3. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    nice edit lol you originally had no mention of Miles...or I just plain didn't see that D'oh
  4. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I look for a major overhaul with either the training staff or the methods in which they use to get players ready.
  5. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I read somewhere that a former player said that we get all of the hammies because we don't hit in practice or something like that....

    ....regardless, I don't get it...do other teams have this problem on a rampant basis?
  6. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    over and under on Miles "pulling up" before or after halftime.

    as I said I am going under...1:22 QTR 1
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Escobar's out?
  8. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I will go a little later....Oakland will run some clock in the 1st quarter and Miles goes down in the 3rd possession....Q2, 10:53 mark
  9. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    This may sound crazy but sitting for long periods of time in a chair or on a bench will make your glutes and hamstrings tighten.

    These guys are in meeting for long hours, watching film, getting lectured, and sitting while doing all of this.
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  10. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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    But thats always been the case and Is the case with every other NFL team. Still doesnt explain the disproportionate amount of hamstring issues this team in particular suffers.

    It could be just an unlucky coincidence.
  11. theSHOW

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    I am constantly working out. The affected areas of concern always get the heating pads before the push and after I have always enclosed the areas with cold for 20 minutes. It saddens me that Austin who is a game changer seems to take himself out of the game more and more. Austin should have his legs warm and active on the sidelines before he comes in. Don't let that dude even sit on the bench. Put a bike next to the bench with #19 on it.
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  12. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    couldn't agree more....quit the grinnin' and start the spinnin'
  13. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    there is a muscle imbalance in their legs. there is something wrong with the weight lifting program.
  14. jaybird

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    From a guy who plays a fair amount of sports, hammy's are strained when you allow yourself to get dehydrated. Are they not staying hydrated well enough?
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  15. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Pickle juice? Bananas? Pedialite?
  16. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I could see dehydration once in a while, but I can't believe that you have 5+ players at one time like that past the mid point of the season...first week or two of training camp? sure...not at this stage
  17. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    I'd bring in a new strength and conditioning coach, there's no reason we should have so many ham string injuries. Since most of the injuries are the same, I think that's telling us there's a flaw in how our guys stretch/warm up/work out.
  18. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  19. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    During the offseason, they had their nutritionist do an episode of Talking Cowboys, and one of the things she had to say was that she initially had a lot of difficulty getting the guys to use sufficient electrolyte additives to their drinking water and even to drink sufficiently during the meetings-portions of camp and even in-season. She mentioned Miles, in particular, and that they'd calculated the he needed, whatever it was...let's say double, the amount he was getting just because of the way his metabolism worked, and they'd setup a program for him to get the hydration he needed. Obviously, that was right before the season here, and we've seen the results, so, I don't think they've identified the problem sufficiently. But at least they looked at it in some detail, fwtw.
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  20. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    Hammy's are a combination of muscle imbalance, dehydration, and mineral deficiency. I suspect a combination of dehydration and mineral deficiency because every trainer understands the importance of muscle balance nowadays but few understand the critical role of hydration and minerals in the diet.

    BTW, i've torn both of mine so I understand the causes...

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