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New runner - Bad pain in back of thighs?

Hi All,

I've just joined a Gym and started running, I'm 22 years old and 15 1/2 stone.

I must admit this is the most exercise I've done in years and been concentrating mon my studies ore than working out for the past few years.

I can walk fine but as soon as I start to jog or run I get a really bad pain in both of the back of my thighs which can only be descrbed as a stabbing pain if that makes sence?

I was just wondering if this is nornal for a person who hasnt worked out for a while, I am overweight but wanting to lose weight.

Is there anything I could take to stop the pain or something which would ease the pain while running and working out?

Many Thanks!

Sun. Jun 5, 8:57pm

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Probably your hamstrings. This is a new article which outlines a method that will help you get at the root cause of this:

How To Get Rid Of Leg Pain


Monday, September 05, 2011, 3:52 PM

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Running style

You might want to check out your running form.

Here are two articles / websites. I've been following a lot of this advice, and it has been quite good for me. I've completed the couch to 5 k program, and now enjoy running three times a week. When I started I was quite overweight (70 lbs over) but have never had a problem. Proper shoes are a must.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 11:19 AM

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hamstringgggggsssss! The worst. Got to build up your muscles. They're letting you know they haven't been used.

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 10:19 AM

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