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  1. Matt Oney

    Hip Arthritis and Stiffness

    Severe hip arthritis, not in any pain thanks to noninflammatory diet. If I can just get some mobility back I can avoid hip replacement for a short while longer. Finally been consistent with MS and FS coming up on 22 weeks I know all the gains are at 6 months and can't wait. The big thing is the tightness in the glutes and lowerback, I can't get close to being in the tuck position. If I could get there... I don't think I'd need the hip replacement. What else can I do? I will take any suggestions, especially if anyone can point me to any videos etc. I am digging into the glutes with lacrosse balls etc. Thank you!!
  2. Wes Maghanoy

    Newbie

    Hello I'm about to start fundamentals, I took interest in looking into this to have overall more strength in general, but also to address the fact that I have lower back pain, and TIGHT hamstrings.(which I'm sure go hand in hand with each other.). I have tight hip flexors too, simply doing crunches kills me on my hips. My question would be, is there anything I can do on a consistent daily basis to improve and address my lower back pain and extremely tight hamstrings.(like a specific stretch, I get conflicting messages online about stretching, like don't stretch your hamstrings like this, or only stretch them with a tennis ball etc. I find it confusing and frustrating because i don't want to practice a stretch that could potentially be more damaging.) I realize that there is no overnight cure, and correcting this issue will take time, I'm ready for that, I just want to manage my time effectively and be productive as possible. I feel comfortable asking for advice HERE. Should I just follow the fundamental videos if it is the best course of action in accelerating the healing process of my lower back and tight hamstrings? Or is there something ADDITIONAL I can do daily outside of fundamental courses to address my tight hamstrings. Thanks in advance, and I apologize if there is an answer to this already.I was searching for something in the forums, but many people here speak in tongues(acronyms) and I just haven't fully picked up the lingo yet. Thanks! Also currently to address my back issue, I try to be more mindful when sitting for prolonged times at work(i'll stand up and walk around every hour for a bit) and watch my posture(catch myself slouching)
  3. Hello, I'm a newbie here on GB. I just bought F1, H1, and Stretch courses yesterday, hoping to start my fitness journey anew. Long story short, I injured (pulled) my right hamstrings about 13 months ago from doing 5RM Barbell Back Squat in StrongLift 5x5 program. Despite finding help from PT who led me through series of isometric/eccentric rehab exercises told me to lower my squat volume, I continued to squat heavy and sustained my injury for the next 4 months. I also got hip impingement from the same side as well although it is now much better. The hamstring strain, however, never really got better over the years. The pain was right where sitz bone (ischial tuberosity) and hamstrings meet, so it is extremely likely that it's tendon inflammation issue. ;( The thing is I want to start F1, H1, and stretch courses right away, but I'm so worried that my hamstrings issue may flare up again. I regularly do yoga for over a year, and every time I try any forward fold or front/side splits, my hammie would cry for mercy. How should I proceed with the GB Programs I bought? What are some caveats if I delve into specific causes, regarding my chronic injury? Thank you, NT
  4. David Rosenberg

    Sore calves

    Soon after I started foundation and the middle split series, my calves started getting sore a lot. On the Tom ferriss interview there was mention of some calf work related to hamstring flexibility, I believe. What's recommended? Thanks!
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