Hey guys, I have a question about squats.
Yesterday I was doing squats and since I am a beginner (doing them for three weeks now), I used a 25 lb plate on each side. That was pretty good and could do 9 reps with some effort and good form (I think). I decided to add 5lb plates to each side and when I went down, I felt a sharp pain on my left knee, so I went back to 25 lb plates. My questio is, should I wear something for my knees? I can do 30 lbs no problem, but the pain was there. Could it be some injury from my soccer playing (a few years ago)? So far I love squats. I swear there is no exercise that drains my legs as this squat exercise and don't get me wrong, IT FEELS GREAT!!!!
How many times a week and reps should I be squating? how many reps should I be aiming for if I want to get some leg muscles (aside from leg press exercises, extensions etc..)?
My work out plan is:
Mon: Back, Lats, Squats ( 5 sets, 8-9 reps)
Wed: Legs (Squats), Shoulders
Thr: Rest, (Slow pace cardio)
Friday: Biceps and Triceps
Is that enough Squats?
Thanks guys. Much appreciated.