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    Knee bothering me after squats

    It doesn't hurt but just feels kind of weak. Like it could buckle or something. Started feeling that a few days after squating. Anyone ever have that? Should I rest it for a few weeks? Thanks

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    What part of your knee? Is your patella sore (front of your knee, normally a pain under your knee cap)?

    You should definitely ease up on the weights and take another look at your technique since there may be an issue in your form that is causing the pain.

    Also make sure to properly warm up (5-10 minutes on a piece of cardio equipment and some stretching is sufficient).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    What part of your knee? Is your patella sore (front of your knee, normally a pain under your knee cap)?

    You should definitely ease up on the weights and take another look at your technique since there may be an issue in your form that is causing the pain.

    Also make sure to properly warm up (5-10 minutes on a piece of cardio equipment and some stretching is sufficient).
    It's in the front, right below the cap. Yeah I guess that's the patella now that I look at a knee picture. I will definately look at my technique but I thought it was fine up until now. Good advice about warming up, I usually just do a few squats with only the bar which I thought would be enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    What part of your knee? Is your patella sore (front of your knee, normally a pain under your knee cap)?

    You should definitely ease up on the weights and take another look at your technique since there may be an issue in your form that is causing the pain.

    Also make sure to properly warm up (5-10 minutes on a piece of cardio equipment and some stretching is sufficient).
    That is excellent advice. I still get it too from time to time. What kind of rep ranges are you using?

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    my knees crack everytime i go down with some weight. its buggin the crap outta me
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    Quote Originally Posted by mannydasher View Post
    my knees crack everytime i go down with some weight. its buggin the crap outta me
    That must be so distracting. My buddies elbows do that when he benches.....heck....it distracts me when he's doing it. Ever have it looked at?

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    Yeah, I had that my first day but the problem was I wasn't sticking my butt out enough so a lot of pressure was going to my knees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisco915 View Post
    That is excellent advice. I still get it too from time to time. What kind of rep ranges are you using?
    I've been doing 3x10 two days a week. I've considered doing less reps and maybe increasing the weight but not sure if that's actually worse on the knees?

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    The best thing I ever did was read "starting strength", and learn how to squat properly. My knees used to bother me all the time from squats, now I'm fine. I'd bet it's a form problem.

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