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Old 04-20-2004, 08:01 PM   #1
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Leg curls

Hi, I need help on the leg curls. I work them by doing 3 sets of 10. The problems im having are bad cramps. Whenever i do the second or third sets, i get really bad cramps in my hamstrings. It usually happens when i fully flex them. I don't know what to do. All the other things i do i have no problem with, like leg extensions, bench press, etc. I even try to stretch them for a couple minutes before doing them, but still same. It makes me hate working the hamstrings. Please help. Also, is it safe to work the quads and not the hams?

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Old 04-21-2004, 08:13 AM   #2
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Re: Leg curls

You need to work both quads and hams. An imbalance there is just begging for injury. Try something other than ham curls for a while (good mornings, straight-leg deadlifts, glute-ham raises). Or lighten the weight and do slow reps. I had the same problem with my calves until they got a lot stronger. Keeping hydrated will also help with cramping. Also might just stick to big compound movements like deads and squats.
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:56 AM   #3
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Re: Leg curls

3 or 4 years ago, I had the same problem with directly stimulating hamstrings (cramping-up)....I avoided leg curls until last fall! I found out that, once I got over the initial cramping (lasted until the 3rd workout), I was ok! Try to work through it...drink plenty of water...maybe add a banana before your work-out.

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Old 04-27-2004, 06:39 PM   #4
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Re: Leg curls

Thanks for the replies.

Old 04-28-2004, 10:46 AM   #5
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You might want to try lightening the load first and after a week or so, increase it back to where it was. I suspect you're doing too much too soon, instead you should give your muscles a chance to build themselves up. Also, it can't hurt to warm up before lifting weights; I usually ride an indoor bicycle first.

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