It seems as if all of the questions coming in are training related. I’m not sure why, but that’s cool. Ask what you want. Here’s the latest question:
Do you know anything about patella tendonitis?I have had it for three months and cannot get rid of it. I have been going to a PT, doing flexibility exercises, strengthening it eccentrically, and using a hyperbaric chamber. I would just keep resting and not worry about it too much, but I just got a small offer to play pro basketball in Montenegro and I want to go, but cannot agree to terms in good conscience with the club if I am not healthy.Wondering if you had any steroid/ HGH type recommendations or anything?
For tendonitis type injuries (I should put a disclaimer here that this isn’t medical advice and to see your doctor), three things have worked well for me:
- Traumeel gel
- Band traction training
- Band muscle training
Traumeel gel (or just straight arnica gel) fights inflammation of the joints like nothing else. I don’t know why it works, but it does. You can read the reviews on Amazon. Whenever my joints are achy, I throw some stuff on.
Band traction work. Dave Tate wrote an amazing article in 2006 on how to use Jump Stretch bands to fix joint issues. Here’s the article. He used to have a lot of YouTube videos out there.
Do a search for “The Band Man” or “Joint traction with bands” on YouTube and you should find some information.
A “monster mini” band like this one works really well for joint traction work. You can also buy bands at EliteFTS. I choose to shop at EliteFTS since Dave Tate has put out a lot of free information. You should support those who support you.
Band muscle training. I don’t know what the hell to call this. But you put a band around your mid-thigh and do glute walks and all sorts of other exercises. It’s call the “crab walk” and there are a lot of YouTube videos demonstrating how to do them.
A lot of joint injuries happen because people do not fire the smaller muscle groups in their bodies. Muscular imbalances lead to joint injuries.
Also, go on YouTube and search for “Mark Bell mobility WOD.”
HGH. HGH absolutely helps tendonitis. Legit HGH from China is going for around $3 an iu. At 2-4 ius a day, you’re looking at $6-12 a day. If that’s in your budget, fine. Obviously I do not know the laws of your country and am not advising anyone to break any laws.
You could also look into using HGH fragment/peptides. Clint Darden has a lot of excellent videos on peptide use. Check out his YouTube channel.
You should also check out this article at EliteFTS on the patellar tendon.
Obviously I am a huge fan of EliteFTS. I don’t have any relationship with the company. I do not get any kickbacks for sending readers or customers their way.
I have been learning from EliteFTS sponsored athletes for over a decade and suggest that you read as much on the site as you can.
You should also spend some time on YouTube watching videos.
Read next: EliteFTS article on patellar tendonitis.