Help me straighten my legs
August 13, 2006 8:46 AM Subscribe
What's up with my legs?
posted by Evangeline to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work out quite a bit. I take Spin classes two or three times a week, I meet with a personal trainer once a week, I do more cardio two or three days a week. Until recently, I've been taking Pilates twice a week, and when I'm being really, really good, I take a resist-a-ball class once a week.
But here's the thing - whenever I have to keep my legs lifted and straight for an exercise (the 100's in Pilates, leg-lifts, etc.), I can't do it. When I do leg lifts, I have to bend my knees before I can lift them to a ninety degree angle, and even then I can't keep it up for long. The pain seems to be in my quadriceps. Could those muscles be short? Or tight (and if so, why?). Could it be a muscle imbalance? What is it and what can I do about it?