Forums General Quad Spasm/Damage After Smashing? Re: Quad Spasm/Damage After Smashing?

AvatarStacy Kellough

Sounds like a pretty strange reaction to some smashing the day following a WOD. Dehydration definitely could be a huge component in this response if you did not rehydrate well after your WOD. Best results for working on sliding surfaces/smashing is to do it immediately after your WOD. 10-15 minutes worth of smashing following your WOD on the muscles that you used predominately in those movements is recommended. This also will help you down regulate following an intense training session and help improve your recovery while you are sleeping. 

Best bet now is to try and resolve the residual swelling. Get your voodoo band and follow the recommendations in this video Kelly put out for ankle swelling, video. Always wrap distal to proximal so that you push the swelling toward the heart. 
Good luck with your training.
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