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  • Gettin Worried... Post Comp rebound???

    Alright im not sure if this is from my precontest rebound or anything, but somethings gotta be wrong. I competed 3 weeks ago.

    My ligaments on my inner thigh, maybe my hip flexors?, have become unbelievably tight. Whenever i get out of bed or stand up from sitting in a chair i can feel it. My hamstrings cramp when i stand up also. I can feel how tight they are if i try to stretch them. This is all the time, not sometimes.

    I also have pretty lean legs from competition, but my midsection is still bloated like hell. Will this ever go away?

  • #2
    TP4U,

    This is a permanent effect of competition. It will get worse the more you compete until you have taken on the form of a Bodybuilding Troll, at which time you will have to compete in the underground (literally) troll branch of the NPC. There are bb'ers who are renegade trolls, some of which you may have seen. (They often display poor symmetry.)

    Sorry - still a little loopy from my workout. LOL

    You prob. need to stretch more. Eating all the time has left your belly full quite a bit, stretching out your abs and tilting you pelvis anteriorly (like a woman during pregnancy). You n-m system is just trying to figure it out: your hamstrings are attached to your pelvis, as are your hip flexors.

    Also, youre electrolytes may be a bit screwy, too. How much water are you drinking daily?... How much sodium do you take in each day?... Did you use pharm. diuretics for your shows?...

    -Randy
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    • #3
      Used aldactone and diazide

      Not drinkin a lot of water, mostly soda, OJ, crystal lite, etc.. Id guess my sodium levels are through the roof as usuial.

      Will this go away on its own if i continue as i am, or do i need to do something to put me back to normal?

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      • #4
        It will take a lot longer if you don't do something. No point in that.

        I've found that simply cutting down on sodium and drinking just water (maybe upping total fluid intake as well) for a few days does the trick. Also, stretch your hip flexors and hams.

        Don't be a troll, TP4U - its just not worth it.

        -Randy
        The Book Has Arrived!
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        Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a pristine, well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, used up, worn out, and shouting, "Holy #$&^%$^... What a ride!!!"


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        2010 NPC Jr. USA HW 4th, Pacific USA Heavy 2nd
        2009 NPC Mr. Arizona HW & Overall, Jr. Nationals HW 16th, Smoked at USA's

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        • #5
          Originally posted by homonunculus
          Eating all the time has left your belly full quite a bit, stretching out your abs and tilting you pelvis anteriorly (like a woman during pregnancy).
          Oh my GOD!

          I finally get to correct Randy. Sound the trumpets!! LOL

          Okay, here goes (this day will go down in history hehe):

          The pelvis does not tilt anteriorly, it tilts posteriorly as the ABS distend anteriorly. The ass basically curls up as if the lower back where tightening.

          Oh, I LOVE myself today....



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          • #6
            Originally posted by Skip
            Oh my GOD!

            I finally get to correct Randy. Sound the trumpets!! LOL

            Okay, here goes (this day will go down in history hehe):

            The pelvis does not tilt anteriorly, it tilts posteriorly as the ABS distend anteriorly. The ass basically curls up as if the lower back where tightening.

            Oh, I LOVE myself today....



            Skip
            Skip,

            I hope this doesn't make you suicidal, Skip. LOL We still love you even if you don't.

            If "the ass curls up" and the lumbar spine extends, having a full belly and lengthening the rectus abdominus, having its insertion on the pubis, means the pubis would move inferiorly. In doing so, the pelvic girdle is anteriorly tilted (see below). The big demon in this can be the psoas major, a hip flexor that attaches the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. When tight or inflexible, it pulls the vertebrae anteriorly, causing lordosis, which in turn tilts the pelvis anteriorly.

            Having anterior pelvic tilt does not always mean that there is lordosis - it depends upon the orientation of the sacrum on ilium, but that's another story.

            TP4U - are you having low back pain or pain on your sacrum?...

            A definition of anterior pelvic tilt for ya:
            http://jeffreyburch.com/home/jb1/page/105/45

            "Pelvic Tilt
            The orientation of the pelvis can vary in any plane. Lordosis varies in the sagital or anterior-posterior plane. We will also consider sagital plane variation in pelvic orientation. Rotation around the hip joints in the sagital plane yields anterior and posterior tilt of the pelvis. We name the top of the pelvis sitting forward or anterior of the bottom of the pelvis as "anterior tilt". Similarly, the top of the pelvis sitting back of, or posterior to the bottom of the pelvis is "posterior tilt"."

            Notice the lumbar spine in the lower panel: when there is anterior pelvic tilt, there tends to be lordosis.

            -R
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            Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a pristine, well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, used up, worn out, and shouting, "Holy #$&^%$^... What a ride!!!"


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            2010 NPC Jr. USA HW 4th, Pacific USA Heavy 2nd
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            • #7
              Hm good call on the lower back pain. The other day i was squatting heavy, and my form is usuially flawless. My back started hurtin, i started lookin at my form, it looked fine. I even had a traner look at me, and he said it was good. Guess this is why. I have no clue what a sacrum is lol.


              On the brighter side, i dropped 7lbs from last night to this morning, so i guess the water weight is comin off.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TooPowerful4u
                Hm good call on the lower back pain. The other day i was squatting heavy, and my form is usuially flawless. My back started hurtin, i started lookin at my form, it looked fine. I even had a traner look at me, and he said it was good. Guess this is why. I have no clue what a sacrum is lol.


                On the brighter side, i dropped 7lbs from last night to this morning, so i guess the water weight is comin off.
                Glad to hear its comin' off, Bro.

                Your sacrum is the bone just above your tailbone and below your lower back. Its the bone that joins your lumbar vertebrae of your spine with your 'hip' bones. If you low back's all arched and your pelvis is being pulled in one direction, the sacrum is the bone between the two - the joints on either side of your sacrum (just above and to the side of your tailbone) might hurt.

                How'd ya drop the water?...

                -Randy
                The Book Has Arrived!
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                Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a pristine, well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, used up, worn out, and shouting, "Holy #$&^%$^... What a ride!!!"


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                2010 NPC Jr. USA HW 4th, Pacific USA Heavy 2nd
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                • #9
                  I have no clue. It just came off. I didnt drink anything with dinner or before bed, and when i woke up 5lbs light, i wouldnt drink anything for another 3 hours lol, so i ended up pissin and droppin another few lbs. I definatly look a lot less watery in my mid section.

                  How do i correct this problem with the tilted pelvis? It wrecked my leg workout although i faught through it, and it hurt my back workout too.

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                  • #10
                    Well.... Son of a BITCH.... *shakeshead*

                    I was about to argue that the pictures were fucking backwards. Instead, I better concede that it was I who had the two backwards. The bad thing is, I have refered to this tilt as posterior for YEARS. Holy shit.

                    I wonder if I can delete my post before anyone else sees it. LOL

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                    • #11
                      How long before my body corrects this? Will it be corrected on its own, or do i have to do something to fix this problem?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Skip
                        Well.... Son of a BITCH.... *shakeshead*

                        I was about to argue that the pictures were fucking backwards. Instead, I better concede that it was I who had the two backwards. The bad thing is, I have refered to this tilt as posterior for YEARS. Holy shit.

                        I wonder if I can delete my post before anyone else sees it. LOL

                        Skip
                        LMAO. I've done the same thing. I'm guessing were talking about 'tilt' in the context of pregnancy?... 4th time around and now ya know... LOL

                        TP4U, you need to stretch, my man. Low back, and hip flexors in particular. Also do some ab work. Do crunches on the floor, making sure you keep your low back pressed flat to the floor.

                        ADVANCED: You can also do these on a bench, with your feet flat on the floor. This will tend to arch your back (and tilt your pelvis anteriorly), bringing your low back off the bench. Press your low back down on to the bench (keeping your feet on the floor) and do your crunches. Sometimes, my hip flexors can get so tight that when my back is flat against the bench my feet will not touch the floor. Time to stretch the hip flexors.

                        Do slow and controlled movements on the ab work, making sure to keep your back stable and pressed hard against the floor / bench.

                        -Randy
                        The Book Has Arrived!
                        The Book Has Arrived!

                        Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a pristine, well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, used up, worn out, and shouting, "Holy #$&^%$^... What a ride!!!"


                        www.TrueNutrition.com

                        2012 NPC Master's Nationals HW 5th. Mid-USA HW & Overall
                        2010 NPC Jr. USA HW 4th, Pacific USA Heavy 2nd
                        2009 NPC Mr. Arizona HW & Overall, Jr. Nationals HW 16th, Smoked at USA's

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                        • #13
                          SKIP -- RANDY...you two stop it right NOW!

                          Im tired of you two picking at each other......

                          If you can get along you can both go to your rooms with no dinner......
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                          • #14
                            Update on the situation, what do you think....

                            I just got a job as a PT so i was bein tought the total body assessment part. I had my bodyfat clipped at 8%. Considering i weighed in at 175 at 4% bodyfat, and im 216 8% now, i must still be holding a lot of water. Its weird, cause i dont look really watery.

                            Also, as she did my blood pressure she had a confused look on her face, then retested it. She looked at me, and i was just like, i can explain. Im 150 over 90. She said very not good. I guess my BP is really high, what can i do about this?

                            Hip flexors and hamstrings have loosened up a lot though.

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                            • #15
                              LOL post contest rebound I am dealing w/the same thing right now!!! up 27 lbs in 3 days I love it lol...although i am keeping the swelling in my legs down this year by sleeping elevated. Bloat in stomach is still there. I am different though I have been watching my water and keeping it about 2 gallons and only 1 16 oz soft drink a day and I am doing cardio again and lifting full force. I do look like a pot belly starving kid in those pics though...Also, you may want to consider T3 I am ramping my way up to 50mcg and then coming back down ina 2 week time period this will help loads....main thing is watch water and sodium week after!
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