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by lh0628
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

Your physiotherapists advice is horrid -- and frighteningly typical -- and should be soundly ignored and filed in the circular bin where it belongs. As far as squats and PFS, rather than talk about the mechanical forces at play here, I'm going to ask you two simple questions that should demonstrate...
by lh0628
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

You need to focus on the bad knee and let it determine the volume. Do your extensions or step ups one leg at a time. You squat sets should only be warm up weights until your knee has resolved. Remember what I said earlier about getting the pain free range of motion sorted first. Why are you squatti...
by lh0628
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

So I tried the foam rolling yesterday on the side of my thighs, bod did that hurt! It felt good though, so I'll keep doing that. Another thing I noticed though is when I squat, especially towards the end of a set. My left leg starts to take over the weight since the right knee starts to hurt a bit, ...
by lh0628
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

Thanks, that totally makes sense. I'll start doing the stretch in link from now on.
by lh0628
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

My iliotibial band is very tight! Is there any exercises that help with this besides foam rolling?

Also, if my vastus lateralis is stronger, wouldn't it pull my knees/legs outward more?
by lh0628
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

Thanks for that link stuward. I forgot to mention that I had a fibula fracture on the offending leg a few years back, but I believe the pain developed after the event. I'm not sure if it's related, but I thought I'd mention it. I also noticed that my femur tracks inward as it goes towards the knee, ...
by lh0628
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

Another with DL, I find that it doesn't activate my hams much, the majority of the lifts are done by my quads and lower back... sit back more and keep your back arched Thanks I'll give that a try. Ih--if you have access to a knee extension machine, do a few sets of terminal extensions after your sq...
by lh0628
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

Well I would like to stick to ATG squats since I really like doing them, and it provides fuller ROM thus better muscle stimulation. I just wasn't sure about my form after what my therapist had told me. Maybe I'll take a video one day and post them here. Another with DL, I find that it doesn't activa...
by lh0628
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

I think my hamstrings are weaker and tighter compared to my quads. I am able to reduce/eliminate the pain if I manipulate the way my muscle contracts or if I hold and press certain points around the knee joint. What you said makes a lot of sense. Right now I'm following the SS, and I do squat 3x a w...
by lh0628
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

YES! I think that's it. I was wondering why they call you doc! For the knee problem, she gave me wall squats as exercises, and she said next time she'll try to loosen some muscles in my legs/hips. I just read a bit on the subject. The only time when I feel/hear the grinding is when I'm lying on my b...
by lh0628
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

Thanks for chiming in doc. She diagnosed me with minor rotator injury/inflammation and give me a couple cable pull exercises. It is strange that she didn't say anything when I mentioned that I do standing military press also. She did give me a name for my knee problem. It's rather long and I forgot ...
by lh0628
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Re: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

Thanks for the quick response. I've always done squat with a wider stance with toes pointing out at about 40 degrees. Yesterday I tried it with a shoulder wide stance with toes pointing straight out (maybe a 5-10 degree angel) while keeping the knees in track. I could squat deeper (15-20 degrees) pa...
by lh0628
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?
Replies: 30
Views: 14074

Squat - Shins have to be perpenticular?

So I've recently restarted my weight lifting training. I started by following the SS routines which includes doing squats 3x a week. I thought I had fairly good forms, until I went to see a physiotherapist for a general checkup before I begin to stack the weights up. I showed her how I squat and she...