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comment How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?
Regrding the deviations, I really don't know if calling them "slight" was appropriate. What happens is that one squats causes discomfort and a twisting sensation in the knees, then I carefully look for a better feet position an then the rest of the set goes fine. It is strongly dependent on the feet position, my knees don't tolerate any deviations from strictly perfect form. I guess the margin for variations will be bigger when they are stronger.
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comment How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?
What do you mean by hip and IT band mobility? Could you post any link to some site with a description of those things or a youtube video perhaps?
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comment How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?
Thanks, +1. I don't need yet to add weight because I squat very slowly, specially the eccentric movement (each squat takes a total amount of ~8 secons). I know that proper form should cause zero stress on the knees, but that still requires a constant conscious effort. I usually notice during squatting that something doesn't go 100% perfect and have to make corrections. Usually it is a small deviation from the perfect feet position that causes discomfort and sometimes cracking noises. Until proper form is 100% natural to me, I must minimize risks because I am causing some knee stress.
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comment Best way to work out abdominal muscles without hurting spine
You may want to enter the Rectus Abdominis exercises section in EXRX and look for alternative bodyweight exercises such as Leg Raises. There are many easier and harder variations there, as well as exercises with external resistance. I prefer leg raises, but I don't know if they are safer than crunches/situps.
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comment Which side to begin with, doing alternating exercises?
I think that your point on trying to avoid doing more reps with the stronger arm is quite relevant here. (+1)
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answered Which side to begin with, doing alternating exercises?