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    Strained my Glutes!!

    In my off season work out times @ the Y I have been doing a lot of swimming. I have been using a float between my legs so the swim is all upper body. Well after doing a bit too aggressive the last few weeks I have strained my glutes! Boy are they tender. I am going to go with"I" and ice for a while and some very light exercise.

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    Ha ! but Cable TV likes videos of people injuring their Groin and Crotch, More..

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    Has your significant other ever comment about you being a PIA? Well, now you know what they mean!

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    Normally, the Hamstring muscles are much weaker than your quads. They attach (start) up in your glute area, so it may be a hamstring strain. Icing may help, 20 minutes on followed by at least 40 minutes off, but the muscles are so thick it may not do much. Do some light pain-free ham stretches and add some hamstring strengthening exercises into your program and it should stop the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HIPCHIP View Post
    Normally, the Hamstring muscles are much weaker than your quads. They attach (start) up in your glute area, so it may be a hamstring strain. Icing may help, 20 minutes on followed by at least 40 minutes off, but the muscles are so thick it may not do much. Do some light pain-free ham stretches and add some hamstring strengthening exercises into your program and it should stop the problem.
    I think that is probably right, a hammy. Just like Manny Ramirez used to get when he wanted to sit out a few games.
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    Ditch the pull-buoy and put on a pair of fins. The increased surface area from the fins will help your feet plane up with no kicking or only a marginal effort. I find it's easier on my lower back too.
    And it's fun!
    I will qualify my advice -- I float easily, a leaner person may need additional buoyancy to maintain a horizontal position in the water.

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    As long as you're at the Y, do a little strength training. Squats and leg sled are good for glutes. Straight legged deadlifts are the best way I know to stretch and strengthen the hams:
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html
    I use light weight and high reps for that, say 20, work up to 30, 1 set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
    In my off season work out times @ the Y I have been doing a lot of swimming. I have been using a float between my legs so the swim is all upper body. Well after doing a bit too aggressive the last few weeks I have strained my glutes! Boy are they tender. I am going to go with"I" and ice for a while and some very light exercise.
    Bummer. Sorry to hear about your injury. They will heal quickly.
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

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    I initially mis-read what you wrote
    as STAINED MY GLUTES
    and I was thinking-WHAT?

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