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Old 01-02-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
Kevin Shaughnessy
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Squat vid - getting knee pain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g82H2lThH3Q

Side view comes eventually. I squatted without paying any attention to me knees 3x a week for months a little while ago, i stopped because they were hurting too much. Im hoping its just that injury still bothering me. My knees were hurting while i was doing that, and there a little sore right now, 10 min later. Anyone see any problems?

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Old 01-02-2009, 08:40 AM   #2
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Re: Squat vid - getting knee pain

I think i needed to shove my knees out more, i tried that and there was no pain, and i could keep my back straight throughout. Im just wondering if now my knees are too far out? Thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu309x_aMxY

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Old 01-02-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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Re: Squat vid - getting knee pain

Much slower, final version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDeGUeRlu0I
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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Re: Squat vid - getting knee pain

It looks like you have the bar in a high bar position and as a result I would say your stance is too wide. Either move to a low bar position or narrow up your stance a bit (try hip width).

Also, are you Jesus? Your head is emitting light.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:56 PM   #5
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Re: Squat vid - getting knee pain

looks like you got a whole lotta form problems here... i would either film from the side (duh! come on now...) or go to a gym and get help from someone who knows waht they are doing.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #6
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Re: Squat vid - getting knee pain

cant really see alot in the videos. but dont intiate your squat from the knees. butt goes back and down then drive it up with your weight on the heels.
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Re: Squat vid - getting knee pain

In the first video - only one showing squats from side angle - it appears that you lose your lumbar arch at the bottom of the squat. Tighten your abs and keep your chest up and you should be able to keep your form better throughout the squat.

In all videos, you have a very odd elbow position for a back squat. You appear to have your elbows pointed straight down, or sometimes they are all the way out to your knees - in front of you. I would think that with any load on the bar, the way you currently hold it, it would quite difficult to hold the bar without injuring your hands and/or wrists. When you are holding the bar on your back, prior to initiating the move, your elbows should be elevated BEHIND you, helping to support the bar on the natural shelf of muscle above your shoulder blades. Your elbows should maintain that position throughout the movement.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:07 PM   #8
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Re: Squat vid - getting knee pain

I agree with the post above about you initiating the squat with your knees. Since this is the case, you are probably also focusing on coming up to extension via straightening your knees. Instead you should be driving your but up from the ground as if the weight was sitting directly on your lower back. Check out Coach Rip's back squat video's.
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