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Old 11-01-2011, 09:04 AM   #11
Katherine Derbyshire
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Re: Painful knees - HELP?!

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Thanks Katherine. I do feel that any high impact movements of any kind are definitely not helping my current situation. I just worry that I'm not going to get as effective of a workout by subbing or scaling them, even though I know that's what I'm going to have to do. I unfortunately don't want to sacrifice building strength at this point.
You won't get as effective a workout if you further injure your knees, either...

Strength movements can potentially do you a lot of good. High impact movements, though, start to have a bad risk vs. reward tradeoff, IMO.

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:39 PM   #12
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Re: Painful knees - HELP?!

TONS and TONS of massage on the Quadriceps , TFL & It band, and Psoas muscles. They are the devil when it comes to knee pain. Massage those areas at least 2x per day and follow it up with the couch stretch.
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