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Old 08-03-2005, 07:29 PM   #1
Jeryd Leuck
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Question about thrusters. Durring this last WOD with the 50 thrusters around # 30 or so my knees started to pop when ever I would go into the down postion on the thruster. Am I doing something wrong? Am I falling apart? Whats going on?
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:18 AM   #2
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You're falling apart.

My knees used to do that, and my hips used to kill on my way down. I found that relaxing all the muscle when you drop to the bottom position and then tensing to drive up helps a lot, as you're not working AGAINST gravity in that way. The knees just sort of got better as I worked at that. However, it was not really something I payed attention to, just something I noticed as a "before" and "after" thing. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:47 AM   #3
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My knees pop all the time. No problems from it.
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:03 AM   #4
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My right hip pops on the first couple of squats, everytime. No pain, before during or after, but the noise is disconcerting. I have no idea what causes this.
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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my knees pop when my form starts to fade (knees drifting past toes).

the popping for me is a reminder that as I fatigue, I need to keep focused on form to prevent injury.
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Old 08-12-2005, 10:39 PM   #6
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Do you stretch all your muscles before working out? I tend to get a few poping or cracks if I dont stretch (wiegted and unweighted stretches) before working out.
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:42 AM   #7
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My whole body pops depending upon what I'm doing. It's part of getting old.:rofl:

It has not caused me any problems, though. Relaxing the muscles on the eccentric portion of the lift does help, as mentioned above.
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Old 08-14-2005, 10:45 PM   #8
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I just got a really stiff bed, now everything pops - knees, hips, shoulders. No harm, I've gotten to kind of like it.
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Old 08-16-2005, 06:13 PM   #9
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My knees still pop when i do full squats. It's not neccessarily bad unless it causes you pain. A lot of people just have bad patellar tracking (the patella doesnt track in a straight line between the femoral notch for those anatomy geeks). Just make sure you are performing the squat properly and warming up usually helps too=)
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