I am 51 yrs. old, in relatively good shape, and for approx. six weeks Nnow have been working out TWICE/DAY (before and after work), almost exclusively on my legs - everything to do with legs - in total 3-4 hours per day. You name it, shins, hams, calves, quads, abductors, heavy weight, lighter w/lots of reps, machines, running, plyometrics, hiking, climbing, stretching - at least some, etc. AND THEN, the other day I see some guy walking backwards on the treadmill - I'm thinking looks interesting and I haven't done that yet. So Sunday, as part of my routine I walk backwards on the treadmill - for only 20 minutes - seemed easy. I get home that day and my calves were in knots - they still are sore!. I kid you not (no pun) even this morning I had a couple of motrin - just to get going. And ironically I've done calf excercises all this time - as always. Yes they have always been "stick-calves" but never slowed me down, and then after walking backwards for 20 measley minutes, calves in knots. Blows my mind, humbles me to no end, and believe me, once they heal a little, I hope tomorrow, that "walking backwards" exercise will be incorporated every day. QUESTION: Could this obvious weakness contribute at all to last years shin bang problems? Too weird for me.
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10/16/07 at 1:11pm