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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisthebeave View Post
    Maybe I'm stretching too deeply but wanted to see if anyone on RBR has successfully defeated knee pain inducing tight hamstrings.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    No, no one has. How to plan to induce tight hamstrings?
    I've had a pain at the upper edge of knee cap due to tight hamstring but it happened during running and jumping, not cycling. The solution was to stretch my hamstrings regularly and it worked.

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    Some rolfing sessions (manipulating muscle connective tissue) may help as well. It helped with my digestive track, and carpal tunnel. I'll soon start with treatments to realign my knees from torn ACLs.


    http://www.rolfusa.com/rolfing.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    I've had a pain at the upper edge of knee cap due to tight hamstring but it happened during running and jumping, not cycling. The solution was to stretch my hamstrings regularly and it worked.
    Maybe I shouldn't have assumed everyone knows that 'induce' means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    Maybe I shouldn't have assumed everyone knows that 'induce' means?

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    Yep. I'm 45, run a lot, ride a lot and have a a desk job so my life is basically a constant battle with tightness. In addition to hamstrings, I also get very tight hip flexors, groin, IT bands, calves and quads. To mitigate:

    - I use a stretch strap almost every day for about twenty minutes to stretch my legs out. It's part of every gym workout I do. I try to leave time after a ride to do the same. Stretch straps are invaluable and cost about $10.
    - I do weighted back squats twice a week in the gym. I break parallel with my thighs and this has really helped my flexibility and strength on a bike. Sidenote: squats are probably my favorite lift, they give you an insane high.
    - If I'm sore, I hit everything with foam rollers and stick rollers while relaxing at night. Rolling out sore quads can be extremely intense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    Maybe I shouldn't have assumed everyone knows that 'induce' means?
    “Everyone knows that induce means” what? What does induce mean? Is that your question? I am as lost as I was from your previous post... And I think I speak Jay pretty well... haha.
    To date, philosophers have merely interpreted the world in various ways. The point however is to change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBL450 View Post
    “Everyone knows that induce means” what? What does induce mean? Is that your question? I am as lost as I was from your previous post... And I think I speak Jay pretty well... haha.
    I typed that instead of what by mistake.

    The OP asked if inducing tight hamstrings helps with knees.
    I said no.
    Someone contradicted that answer.
    I wondered if OP and the person who implied it could help knew what induce meant.

    Follow?

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    A cheap foam roller works wonders- better than static stretching in my experience. For training proper "bending over" technique, there's nothing better than barbell deadlifts.


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