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I am getting some muscle twitching in my right quadricep
Old Mon, March 5th, 2007, 02:11 PM   #1
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I am on week three of Bill Starrs 5X5 intermediate weight lifting program. This week, my quadricep has developed a twitch. Its weird, I can feel my heartbeat in my quadricep, it comes and goes, at least 10 times a day. What could this be and should I take a break from doing squats? I squat three days per week on the program for those who arent familiar with it. Thanks in advance.
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Old Mon, March 5th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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I am on week three of Bill Starrs 5X5 intermediate weight lifting program. This week, my quadricep has developed a twitch. Its weird, I can feel my heartbeat in my quadricep, it comes and goes, at least 10 times a day. What could this be and should I take a break from doing squats? I squat three days per week on the program for those who arent familiar with it. Thanks in advance.
In January, people thought you might be over doing thing and you had trembles in arm, now you have twiches in leg. What sort of weights are you using for squats 5X5? Doing intense workouts require you have sufficeint rest and recovery. On the surface, you might be overtraining. Do you think you might be? Why not take a week off?
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Old Mon, March 5th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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In January, people thought you might be over doing thing and you had trembles in arm, now you have twiches in leg. What sort of weights are you using for squats 5X5? Doing intense workouts require you have sufficeint rest and recovery. On the surface, you might be overtraining. Do you think you might be? Why not take a week off?
Yeah, I went from working out 5-6 days a week down to 3 times a week. I am trying a clean bulk for the next 2 months and then cut for summer. I decided to go ahead with the Bill Starr 5x5 program to get a bit bigger and increase my strength. So far so good its working! I am not lifting that much weight on my squats. I started week 3 today. 5 sets, 5 reps. Weight includes the olympic bar. I do cardio twice a week for about 45 minutes. (roller hockey)

Week1

Mon

133,133,133,133,133

Wed
120,120,120,120,120

Friday
109,118,127,135,144

Week2

Mon
150,150,150,150,150

Wed

132,132,132,132,132

Fri

123,133,143,152,162

Week 3

Mon (today)

167,167,167,167,167
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Old Mon, March 19th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #4
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My shoulder tends to do that when I'm following a strict routine, never heard of a quadriceps though. I do have to say when your muscle flexes on its own it means a good amount of strain has been put on it and, if anything, it means that you're having good workouts, and use the muscle a lot. 10 times a day might be too much, but I like when my shoulder twiches, its kind of nice. Anyways, a few of my friends have same muscle-twicthing thing going, so as far as I know it hasn't killed anybody, and you shouldn't be worried.
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Old Mon, March 19th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #5
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I am not lifting that much weight on my squats. I started week 3 today. 5 sets, 5 reps. Weight includes the olympic bar.

Mon (today)

167,167,167,167,167
Pounds or kg?

What do you weigh? How tall are you?
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Old Thu, March 22nd, 2007, 05:15 PM   #6
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I've had twitching in a few different muscles also when I overuse them... Generally it's not workout related tho. I agree it's kinda nice, it's not a bad feeling. Anyways as everyones been mentioning your probably putting more strain on it than you should, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just let up a little.
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Make sure you're taking in enough water.
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Old Tue, March 27th, 2007, 07:35 AM   #8
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My calves do something like this constantly. If I'm sitting with them relaxed it looks like I have maggots writhing under my skin, as the muscle sits there twitching in different patterns. I'm not sure if that's common, but I think it's normal for me.
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