I see that Cirque Rider has found my thread and my problem which is pretty much the same and has embedded the 2 videos for stringthening this little muscle.
So many years I wondered and finally found out. It fits right in with my hardcore weightlifting program. I punished them severely today at the gym. :)
Here was my post this morning.
I don't want to trip on anyone's shoelaces however. I am still researching the correct workout to make sure this muscle gets developed and will keep you posted on where I think the POP will be based on x-amount of sets and reps. Please let me know if these exercises help you. Too bad we are halfway through the season.
Here is the POP
So many training techniques follow the policy of "if you throw enough shit on the wall some of it will stick". I choose to really focus in a weighlifter's way/science on strengthening this muscle. I might miss the mark with reps and sets right at first. But I know I can get on the road to being awesome hahaha.
Sadly I can't say this is your problem, I am not a doctor, I don't even play one on TV. I am pretty damn smart at isolating solutions to problems that appear more complex (ask me about how to fix your bad back!). I just have had the same frustration for the last umpteen years.
I first read in Harold Harb's book that bowlegged people have to fire there quads all the time to to ski straight, so all the advice about how to ski and place your weight doesn't apply, for this problem at least. I worked on all of those things for years and years and years.
No one knows except someone who has this problem what a misery it is. Because the muscles don't give out, they just become so painful you have to stop.
I would think that other leg shapes might have this same problem needing the same solution. standing by. go to the gym and see if you can make them burn with these exercises. Might bring you a step closer I'm hoping.
Edited by MoeLarryCheese - 1/31/12 at 10:30am