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by Han
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee injury.
Replies: 16
Views: 7848

Yeah I think I'll keep my step-ups to the gym with the lower benches, at least when I first get back in to step-ups.

Interestingly, when googling knee injuries and step-ups, it seems unweighted step-ups is a popular knee rehab exercise.
by Han
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee injury.
Replies: 16
Views: 7848

Yeah I can do that, it's bit harder on a single leg though. Possibly I need to focus on a slower eccentric.

I also wonder if part of the problem was the benches at the gym where I got the injury - they're a bit higher than most benches. Good for the workout, tougher on the impact.
by Han
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee injury.
Replies: 16
Views: 7848

Thanks for the feedback KPj. I'll watch my form closely next time, although I don't think my knees are caving. Also I was going pretty light. I'm doing it as part of a tri-set metabolic work. My legs have a fair bit in the tank afterwards, but cardio-wise I'm done. I'm wondering if it has anything t...
by Han
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifting re: hand strength
Replies: 57
Views: 22570

My problem with grip lately has been endurance. I was bulking up until recently, so the hardest work on my grip was 3x5 heavy deads where I had no problems. I've recently started cutting (grew out of most of my work pants - too many carbs) and one of my workouts was supposed to be 2 x 12 RDLs and th...
by Han
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee injury.
Replies: 16
Views: 7848

Good question. I guess it's possible it's a muscle pain, but doesn't feel like any knot, sprain or pulled muscle I've ever had before. It just feels like a joint pain, it's when you put load on it or move the joint. And the pain is around the knee cap. I'm guessing it's some cartilege damage or some...
by Han
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee injury.
Replies: 16
Views: 7848

It's definitely a joint pain not a muscle pain. The joint has started clicking. I think the first step will definitely be a physio. There is a physio down the road that looks after our state Rugby Union team, so hopefully they won't be too quick to ban squats permanently, or something similar.
by Han
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee injury.
Replies: 16
Views: 7848

Thanks for the advice Doc. I'll probably also give the step-ups a miss for a while, might go to some lunges or split squats instead.
by Han
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training for a 5K
Replies: 118
Views: 52008

Hah, we put our air conditioning at 23 in summer. It's nice because it's cool enough that you can put a blanket on at night ...
by Han
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee injury.
Replies: 16
Views: 7848

Knee injury.

So last night when doing BB step-ups, I started feeling a bit of discomfort in my knee. Nothing major so I finished my sets. Got home and notice my knee is "clicking". But no pain. This morning and my knee is a bit stiff, is weak and a bit painful on extension (e.g. climbing steps). The pain is on t...
by Han
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifting re: hand strength
Replies: 57
Views: 22570

KPj, that definitely sounds like the FF trainers that I see. Last night one PT was teaching a guy do do BB bent over rows ... but it ended up being more like an upright row with the body at an incline (if this makes sense). I actually switched my dead lift days to a different club. They have a bar w...
by Han
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifting re: hand strength
Replies: 57
Views: 22570

Suppose it can't be worse than the time I got blood on the bar. They got a new bar with aggressive knurling right up to the middle and it scraped the crap out of my shins.

The PT who saw me told me I was lifting the bar "too close" to my shins ...
by Han
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifting re: hand strength
Replies: 57
Views: 22570

Anyone know how a typical commercial gym would react to me trying chalk (Fitness First for any Australians)?

Considering I've only ever seen one other guy doing conventional dead lifts, it might blow their minds.
by Han
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training for a 5K
Replies: 118
Views: 52008

It goes both ways. I went out for a run yesterday, and was freezing my @rse off at a chilly FIFTEEN degrees.
by Han
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training for a 5K
Replies: 118
Views: 52008

How hot is a heat wave in Scotland?
by Han
Wed May 27, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Biggest Pet Peeve's at the Gym
Replies: 119
Views: 96061

My two peeves (kind of linked): (1) Commercial trainers who don't seem to care about form. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen trainers in my gym getting people to squat (often on the smith machine) but only go down about half as far as they should. (2) Huge guys with poor form. I have ...