Just a typical "stretching a little too much" feeling, like if I keep going something might tear or break. It's localized behind the knees. Didn't persist after the lift at all. I'm 6'4" so that's a lot of leverage on my poor skinny legs. No flexibility issues as far as I know, at least not in the legs.yes. drop the weight.
describe the pain? have you had flexibility issues in the past?
those test are flawed due to limb length. I can palm the floor due to my long arms but I am not flexible.I do alright on the "knee to the wall, foot flat on the ground as far away from the wall as possible" flexibility test. I can fist the floor with knees locked, but not flat-hand it. Any other flexibility tests that apply here?
Just a typical "stretching a little too much" feeling, like if I keep going something might tear or break. It's localized behind the knees. Didn't persist after the lift at all. I'm 6'4" so that's a lot of leverage on my poor skinny legs. No flexibility issues as far as I know, at least not in the legs.
Maybe. The tightness is in the tendon on the inner side of my leg behind the knee (left side of my right leg and right side of my left leg).Are you sure it's your hamstrings and not your calves? The calves cross the knees and limit your ability to bend at the hips when you keep your knees straight, producing discomfort "behind the knees" that is easily mistaken for hamstrings tightness.
Based on where those muscles are labeled on this diagram that sounds rightthere are small muscles that crisscross behind the knees that are neither hamstring nor calves, fyi. popliteus and plantaris.
but from what you describe it sounds like strain on the semitendinosus/semimembranosus muscles (two fo the muscles of the hamstring that attach on the "inside" of the knee)
How should I do these tests? Sitting? Ankle supported or unsupported? Knees locked?if you feel the pain behind your knee both when you dorsiflex and plantar flex.. i would think you can eliminate a tightness in the calves.
I definitely don't have any pain with body weight, ez bar, or ez bar + 15 lbs, because I did those weights for warm-up. I was keeping my knees locked for all of those. Once I started my work sets of ez bar + 25lbs, I started getting that pain. Tried unlocking my knees but I just couldn't hold them unlocked really. I guess that's a pretty fucking obvious indication that I need to drop the weight to train up my hamstrings.sorry, i read 45* hyper and interpreted that as reverse hyper. the ankle/foot position should be consistent.
unlock your knees, don't bounce at the bottom.
do it with body weight and see if you still have pain after making the changes. increase weight as you go.