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    xbloodyfeetx is offline Member
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    Default Question for Pavel... important!

    My friend is a military vet with a purple heart. He was recently honorably discharged from the service because a IED left him with only one leg. I'm considering getting Convict Conditioning for him as a present. However, My question is that since two legged squatting is no longer an option, would pistols eventually lead to an imbalance in the hip flexors? Assuming that one side would fire harder than the other considering that he only has one leg.

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    305pelusa Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by xbloodyfeetx View Post
    My friend is a military vet with a purple heart. He was recently honorably discharged from the service because a IED left him with only one leg. I'm considering getting Convict Conditioning for him as a present. However, My question is that since two legged squatting is no longer an option, would pistols eventually lead to an imbalance in the hip flexors? Assuming that one side would fire harder than the other considering that he only has one leg.

    TY
    The fact that he can only use those hip flexors means that an imbalance would be unimportant.

    The hip flexors mostly work with Pistols to keep the other leg up. Seeing as how he'll only use one leg, and the other won't be kept up (because it sadly isn't there anymore) means that a hip flexor imbalance should not occur.

    Now, with stuff like Leg Raises, then an imbalance would occur. But like I said, would it even matter? Missing a leg is the BIGGEST imbalance you can have for the lower body. I don't think you can make it worse by not exercising a muscle that wouldn't even be used.
    At least that's what I would FIRST think. Don't take this for granted. An imbalance could occur, and make stuff worse, so this is just pure opinion.

    BTW, If you DO end up finding that he can work up to Pistols without a problem (say, from a health authority) do NOT buy CC. He won't be able to follow CC's pistol progression anyways (it uses 2 legs most of the time). If you mostly care about squats, The Naked Warrior would be a better buy (he could then apply those principles to stuff like weight training where the missing limb might not matter as much, so you get more bang for the buck).
    Last edited by 305pelusa; 09-15-2011 at 11:44 AM.

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    Pavel Tsatsouline Guest

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    Com. Ty, this outside of my area of expertise. Please have this vet e-mail me, paveltsatsouline@mac.com, and I will try to find him the right specialist.

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