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    Sore knees = bad squats??

    My knees tend to be sore the day after squats and 'crack' when i move in squating position. This lasts a day or two. Does that automatically mean my form is off???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    My knees tend to be sore the day after squats and 'crack' when i move in squating position. This lasts a day or two. Does that automatically mean my form is off???
    Is there pain with the crack? If not, it's probably lack of a proper warmup. If there's pain when it cracks, see a doc.

    The soreness could be a result of bad form, muscle imbalance (that was probably caused by bad form in the past), or maybe you have an injury that hasn't been diagnosed.
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    Are you warming up? I can't squat heavy till I get alot of lower weight volume in to loosen up. My hips and knees are normally tighter then a 4 year old so warming up is essential to proper squatting for me. Yesterday I did
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    Ok thanks guys..No there is no pain when it cracks...I will try warming up like suggested. As of now I warm up with one set of light weight. I will try doing another warm up set or 2 and hopefully this corrects the problem.. Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    Ok thanks guys..No there is no pain when it cracks...I will try warming up like suggested. As of now I warm up with one set of light weight. I will try doing another warm up set or 2 and hopefully this corrects the problem.. Thanks again
    Also consider some light biking or rowing for 5+ minutes to help the synovial fluid get flowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Also consider some light biking or rowing for 5+ minutes to help the synovial fluid get flowing.
    Will do. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Also consider some light biking or rowing for 5+ minutes to help the synovial fluid get flowing.
    You are sick. Why would he want to do that in a gym, eww.

    What are synovial fluids o_O


    To the OP: My knees crack everytime I squat and every time I bend them. I went to the doc and he said if there is no pain there should be nothing to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanH View Post
    What are synovial fluids
    A thick egg-like fluid that helps prevent friction within joints.
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    ^Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    A thick egg-like fluid that helps prevent friction within joints.
    Within synovial joints.

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    lol, fair enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    lol, fair enough.
    Great descriptions though. Do you have certification or schooling of some sort?

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