Hey all, here's my situation. My left knee has been giving me discomfort for about 3-4 months, and latley my right knee as well, which sounds like a problem of squat form. So I am on the 4th week of 5X5 and unfortunatley I'm going to have to stop in the middle of the program because my knee pain has gotten too severe.
The pain is not intense, just un-normal discomfort. No shooting pain, and not constant pain, just random pain. So instead of squatting 3 times a week I'm going to cut out squats/deads? for about a month to let my knee heal. Sadly I've been neglecting the pain because I love squatting so much, but it's time to address the problem. After reading about knee problems I think I have a minor case of Chondromalacia Patella (Patellofemoral Syndrome) (runner's knee).
I know my form is off, and I am still trying to work on it, but instead of lowering the weight to work on form I am just going to take a needed break from squats.
So, now I am wondering of a program that is knee-friendly. I was looking at BGB, but cutting out full squats and quad work would eliminate a whole days workout. SOrry about the life story, but I need a program that will help me heal my knees.
EDIT:What do yall think about continuing on 5X5 but doing light front squats? Or doing BGB but instead of legpress and squats, doing light front squats and lunges??
Last edited by bigmoney; 10-15-2006 at 08:28 PM.