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Old 06-30-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
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My left hamstring has been increasingly getting tighter for the past 2 months or so. I've tried foam rolling, yoga, dynamic and static stretching, massage, etc. A week ago I tried deadlifting, but I could feel it pulling on my lower back, so I stopped. Last thing I want is a pulled muscle, so I took the last week off entirely from lifting. While it hasn't gotten worse, it hasn't improved either. I drink almost 1 1/2 gallons of water per day, do stretching/mobility/foam rolling every morning and use heat at nights to try and loosen it up, but nothing seems to touch it.

Does anyone have any tips/tricks for stubborn hamstring tightness?
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I could be talking out of my butt here but I feel like for me the best way to work through tight muscles is to just do more sets with lighter weight to loosen up the muscle. Also using a full range of motion with te given exercise helps a lot


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I could be talking out of my butt here but I feel like for me the best way to work through tight muscles is to just do more sets with lighter weight to loosen up the muscle.
Ah, good old fashioned iron therapy. Hadn't thought of that. Might give it a try.
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Hello Melvin2345
it is just an assumption, but a tight muscle in your situation shows that the tight hamstring is preparing to tear itself,but would say cut down the training intensity, maybe other muscle have tightenend on that, work on flexibility of butt muscle, hip flexors.
Video your technique on your deadlift if you do them, to see if your left side may drop down further in the "get SET" postion, or if not sure post it on forum, for us to check it out, after checking video on youtube after wards,which I am sorry for, the sumo style deadlift, uses more hip and butt with quads,maybe the tight hamstrings maybe side effect to the lack of strength or flexibility of butt and hip, try one legged squat, majority fail at the one legged squat ,due to lack of butt strength or flexibility, if you feel pain doing it maybe that pain area may need checking by some specialist, i hope you are well, and i am proven wrong.

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I had something like this a month or two back, after trying GHR for the first time. My hams were so tight (but not painful), I couldn't bend over more than 20 degrees or so. A deep tissue massage seemed to help, but in the end I just had to wait it out - no lifting, just walking and stretching. I think it took just over two weeks for them to go back to normal.
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If it's not a tight hamstring (or, potentially a tight hip flexor), the last time I felt a really tight pull in my hammy it was a herniated disk.

Not to be alarmist, but I kept working my "tight hamstring" until an MRI showed it was nerve pain from the lumbar disk causing radiating pain in the hammy.

Just an FYI in case it's not the obvious sprain/strain.

You can look up "lumbar nerve root compression" and "dermatomes" for useful info.
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How are your glutes working? Are you a "buttgripper"?

Glutes get sore after squatting?

This will cause chronically tight hamstrings. Could also be weakness in psoas, which may lead to upregulation of antagonist.


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How are your glutes working? Are you a "buttgripper"?

Glutes get sore after squatting?

This will cause chronically tight hamstrings. Could also be weakness in psoas, which may lead to upregulation of antagonist.
Glutes aren't sore, per se. They feel worked though. I am inclined to agree on the point about my psoas though. Doing psoas specific stretches has helped quite a bit. If they are weak though, how does one go about targeting them specifically given their odd location?
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Glutes aren't sore, per se. They feel worked though. I am inclined to agree on the point about my psoas though. Doing psoas specific stretches has helped quite a bit. If they are weak though, how does one go about targeting them specifically given their odd location?

Bent knee legraises works.
Stop stretching (except hamstrings. stretch those) for a while and train your glutes (glute bridge) and psoas major.


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