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 Post subject: how I fixed my knee pain
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:01 pm 
Deific Wizard of Sagacity
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So most of you know all about the problems I've had with my back. Well, imagine hjow frustrating it was to learn I could front squat without my back hurting, only for it to hurt my knees!

I have found that I can stop knee pain in its tracks with the following warm up.

-side lying clams

-fire hydrants

-bird dogs
(you all know whatw bird dogs are)

-hip flexor stretch

-that groin stretch where you push your knees out with your elbows.

-narrowing my stance slightly

and boom! No more knee pain. The most significant thing I think was how weak I was at side lying clams! My whole body shook. I barely got 8 reps the first time. I think I am going to add a few sets of this exercise every day just to strengthen it up a bit.

hopefully that gives some of y'all food for thought

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:16 am 
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thanks for the hints. i also observed that a too wide stance leads to knee pain, cause it's more difficult to point the knees in the same direction as the feet then.

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