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Old 11-15-2012, 09:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ankkassa View Post
wait what do u mean by ratio. do u mean my hamstrings are too strong and are litterally pulling on my knee cap... and i did realize the pain was no where near as bad when i actually streched. thanks for actually help me realize that i was missing the biggest step in doing any sport... STRETCH.
By ratio... I mean how much weight can you do on a leg extension machine and divide that by how much you can do on a leg curl machine.

Quad is the front/top of your thigh. Hamstring is the back/bottom of your thigh.

Yes... if you quad is too strong and/or tight, it will literally pull on your knee cap. Here is a diagram of your knee. You can see the quad muscle connects to you knee via all those white thingies which are tendons/connective tissue (illiotibial band)... now you can imagine if you quad was too strong or too tight... it would shorten and pull on your knee (like a clingy girlfriend) causing irritation to your knee (like a clingy girlfriend).

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