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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #1
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    Squats & knee pain

    I recently started doing squats and my left knee has been hurting. I'm using light weight and strict form. Should I work through it, or rest my knee?
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    Bad Monkey! Nights's Avatar
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    To steal someone elses advice on hack squats and how to warm up so it isn't so hard knees. (yes, I know this is for normal squats, but I think the advice might help still)

    -- five minute walks/slow ride on the bike and then do a set of leg extensions and curls. Neither of those two to max weight or failure, just as a warmup.

    Might wanna give that a shot, see if it helps you out at all.


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    Depends. My right knee is chronically sore any time it stays flexed for any period of time. Squatting actually makes it feel better. I'd say work through it unless it becomes really painful.
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    Re: Squats & knee pain

    Originally posted by NHBFAN
    I recently started doing squats and my left knee has been hurting. I'm using light weight and strict form. Should I work through it, or rest my knee?
    DONT work through it. I had the same thing happen to me 2 months ago. It started out as just a little twitch in the knee and then got worse and worse until I had to take nearly a month off squatting all together.
    You may wanna look into purchasing some Glucosamine/Chondroiton if the pain keeps up. That stuff is amazing and within 2 weeks of taking it, the pain was nearly 100% gone, and I was able to get back into squatting without much hindrance.
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    I broke my right knee in football a few years back and now when I do squats my knee always hurt. I just work through the pain b/c there's not much else I can do about it when I do squats, but is this really good for my knee or is there something I can do for my knee to help it out where it wont hurt as bad?

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    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
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    You could always wrap it, but that brings more problems than needed sometimes.

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    I'll back up Avatar's comments.

    I was expriencing tendonitis earlier on in the year, purchased glucosamine/msm and it healed it up within two weeks. I'm not saying it's a miracle cure, because it's not, but it does work for certain individuals
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    Re: Squats & knee pain

    Originally posted by NHBFAN
    I recently started doing squats and my left knee has been hurting. I'm using light weight and strict form. Should I work through it, or rest my knee?
    *** I would look to find out why it is hurting, not so much as trying to cure the pain.
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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