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The 10-percent rule in running: how to start?

I'm 47 and I never ran for exercise in my life. I live next to an outdoor running track, so like everybody else during the pandemic I decided to start running: the very first day I ran just 1 lap (450 ...
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Why are my knees hurting after a treadmill run?

I am trying to get back in shape and started running. After a few runs (treadmill at the gym) both my knees are really hurting. Is this due to a lack of stretching? Is this overcompensating for ...
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Stretches and muscle work for Supination or Underpronation

I've recently had issues with my IT Band, did all the stretches and PT. And it did not work. I recently decided to try out my old pair of running shoes(on a whim), that originally were bothering my ...
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What can cause knee pain just below kneecap during a run, and how do I strengthen it?

After a little break in running I've started again, but now I'm getting pain just below the kneecap of one leg that gets worse when running and I can still feel days later in certain positions. The ...
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Squat calf machine v/s free weights Squats: Efficiency and knee safety

I recently tried to squat using the squat calf machine and I found it very practical and efficient for when you are training alone without a spotter. I have few questions: What are the main ...
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Good exercises to burn fat with bad knees?

I want to not only exercise my upper body, but my legs as well. However, whenever I do squats I hear my left knee 'clicking'. Someone posted that swimming is a good exercise, but I'm not so sure ...
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Should I rest completely or just tone it down?

I've gotten into running recently and I really like it. However, my body just isn't having it and whenever I run longer than about a mile and a half, my knees just kill me. Yesterday, I had to lay ...
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What would be best squat stance and toe position for a person with weak knee?

I think i have some knee problems as I usually feel sore there after an intense lower body work day. Also I have noticed that I have some symptoms of a knock knee,so I want to know the best stance ...
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What kind of interesting exercises can I do to lose weight? [closed]

I am 128 Kgs. I have been escaping most physical problems but recently 2 things caught my attention: Pain in knees when subjected to prolonged cold weather/sitting in a position for too long. I am ...
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I'm a very loud runner - how do I improve my running technique?

Whilst playing any sort of indoor sports, a number of people have commented on how loudly I run, it's like I'm stomping around the hall and I'm especially noisy when trying to slow myself down - to ...
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Why do front squats hurt my knees?

Every time I do front squats my knees hurt the next day. Well I shouldn't say hurt, but I certainly feel some discomfort in them. I know that without a from check video it would be hard to say what ...
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Which exercises best treat an existing runners knee injury

What easy and effective exercises exist to treat an existing runners knee injury? Runners knee often occurs when quadriceps are too weak to support the knees. Thigh-strengthening exercises are needed. ...
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Dealing with torsional knee stress during Dance Dance Revolution

Playing Dance Dance Revolution requires a lot of pivoting in place, and the friction between my shoes and the dancepad causes torsional stresses on my knees. I'm not sure how one's knees fight such a ...
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Is my knee pain during flexion a tendon issue? [closed]

I am a kickboxer. A few weeks back, I played an unrelated game in a field where I sprinted a lot. When I was finished, my left leg around the knee was really sore. Now, two weeks later, my left knee ...
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Knee pain when squatting [closed]

I have mild knee pain in my left knee only whenever I have a small break in form when doing any squat type exercise (ie, my knee goes past my toes when my feet are flat on the floor). When in proper ...
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Recurring knee pain linked to exercise

I have a recurring knee problem for 12 years that I have been unable to get a proper diagnosis for. I would be grateful for any advice or opinions. I am a 45 year old male. I exercise 4-5 times per ...
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Knee Pain, Stopped exercise, Any other way to reduce weight?

I am trying to get back into fitness and started running without a properly warming up my muscles. I am now getting knee pain and also popping sound while walking. Right now I have stopped doing ...
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Squats: point feet forward and externally rotate hips?

I saw a physio about a year ago due to some knee problems I'd been having, and while I was there he showed me how I could adjust my form in order to squat deeper. He said for me to point my feet ...
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Does hiking improve the fitness of the knee?

I recently went on a few hikes for the first time in a while and the descent caused some severe knee pain. I did some research and found that "Hikers knee" is a common first time hiking ...
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Yoga: Chair Pose alternatives?

I've been doing some YouTube yoga classes at home during lockdown. It feels really good but a lot of the classes I've done involve doing the Chair Pose / Utkatasana... and theres something about it ...
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What are good knee strengthening exercises to avoid knee injury?

I often have knee pain. I`ve been to the doctor already and luckily I don´t have any serious disorder. But I do need to strengthen my muscles around the knee to avoid injuries and pain. What are the ...
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Sore knees from playing squash

My situation: I am 23 6'1/1m85, 188 lbs/85kg and I play squash at a national league level. I usually train twice to three times a week, always having at least a rest day inbetween. However, when ...
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Alternative exercises for sprints due to knee pain

I have been following a conditioning heavy fitness plan in order to cut some weight and lose some body fat over the last three weeks. I am exercising six days a week, and two sessions involve sprints ...
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Will building up running reduce knee pain

I've been working on strength/cardio for 4 months now and I'm getting pretty fit. Due to a bad hand injury I was avoiding running and instead used the stationary bike and eliptical for cardio. The ...
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Are there any specific exercises that can reduce pain from kneeling?

I know this question is the perfect setup for innuendo-laden comments, but it is a serious question, so please limit responses accordingly. There are at least a few activities where my natural ...
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Switching from elliptical machine to running on road

I've been recovering from a knee injury for the past few months that I got playing football (soccer). Initially, when my knee was too sore to run properly, I started using the elliptical machine to ...
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What physiological effect takes away my knee pain when squatting?

A bit of pretext: I've been having sporadic knee pains (left side) for the last 6 years now. I could never do any leg cardio like running or cycling. I went to four physicians/orthopedics, was x-rayed ...
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Is one leg being smaller than the other affecting my squat?

So I’ve been weightlifting for about 6 months now and have osgood schlatters disease (OSD) in my left leg for about 4 years and never notice it anymore only when I bend my knees into a deep position. ...
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Knees (cartilage?) hurt when squatting [closed]

Both my knees (and even more so, my left knee) hurt when I squat down and stay in that position for 3-4 minutes. There's a dull pain that gets worse the longer I stay squatting, and when I stand up, ...
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Running injuries when competing

I have a history of injuries, and am no stranger to dealing with them. I had shin splints that developed into stress fractures a year ago. After healing, I have so far managed to prevent their re-...
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Can Climbing stairs lead to good weight loss..?

I am newly climbing stairs and I clock myself to about 60 minutes of climbing up and down a single floor(2 sets of stairs). While I did this for a week easily, I found that in the subsequent week I ...
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Single foot turned outwards, knee pain [closed]

I have a persistent problem that I can't manage by myself by stretches & strenghtening. First of all I'm 35 and for last 10 years I was running, mostly trail running and mountain running for no ...
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looking for best way to progressively increase my leg muscles without making my hurt cartilage more hurt? [closed]

I have chondromalacia patella under which the cartilage has become a lot thinner than a normal person's. I have no idea why that happens to a young man like me. I have not had any external injuries. ...
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Squats & Lunges above parallel - is there any benefit?

I read a while back that to get any real benefit from squats and lunges one should come down low past parallel. Indeed it has been encouraged in my Quads & Core classes (without weights), although ...
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Healing severe IT Band Issues

I've been trying to train for a marathon, but I'm getting IT band discomfort around 3 miles into my runs. I've tried rest, specific workouts, different shoes, and KT tape, but the discomfort just isn'...
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What causes knee pain after cardio?

I have been having knee pain after I do running, cycling, or any cardio workout that uses my legs. How can this be solved? The duration for which I do cardio is around 20-30 minutes, and I also do ...
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Quad focused leg workout with bad knee

As the title suggests, I am looking for quad focused exercises of workouts that can be done with a bad knee. I have learned to squat with my feet and knees pointed outward slightly, this helps a lot. ...
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Why can I run for 6 miles without any problems, but standing still in one place for more than 10 minutes makes my knees sore? [closed]

I frequently run, both outdoors and on treadmills, often around 3-6 miles. This feels great, both during and after. However, for about two years now my knees have been bothering me: a sort of mild ...
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Easier Version of Backward Lunge

I am training to circumumbulate Mount Kailash, 32 miles of mountain terrain nearly 18,000 feet above sea level. And I understand this will take years! Training is 5 days a week, Monday and Thursday ...
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what is causing knee pain after squats?

For several weeks now, I have noticed a mild pain on my right knee after squats, I am on strong lifts 5*5, 57Kg/179cm/M. My squats weight reached 115 lbs but for the last two sessions have brought it ...
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What can I do to rehabilitate my knee pain from running?

I have been running a lot for 2 months, about 42 mins per session, 5 days per week. Recently, I have been feeling pain in my left knee sometimes. I probably should stop running now. Any advices ...
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Running 21k with a slightly bad knee (ligament damage) - knee sleeve/brace recommendation

Background 25 year old male with a small tear to my MCL on my right knee (at 21 years old). I've done a couple of half marathons since then. I wear a knee sleeve which compresses it and it does help ...
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Leg Training with Patella alta

A few days ago I visited my doctor because I got pain right besides and under my kneecap in the right leg when walking and going up/down stairs (only when extending my leg and only sometimes, it's ...
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Knee Injury Recovery (possibly MCL) [closed]

I injured my knee during running (I'd say overuse). When resting, I can feel it only when extending the knee, maybe at 150°. It's inner knee pain, close to the kneecap but not under it. From googling, ...
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Knee pain, but not whilst doing exercise [closed]

For a few years now I have had patella-formal pain syndrome in my right knee. I have been to the doctors and received physiotherapy but this does not seem to have had any positive impact on my knees ...
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Knee pain after jogging on an inclined pavement

I haven't been exercising for a while, and three days ago I decided I'd go jogging outdoors. I am currently in Germany, and like most of the pavements in Germany, they are inclined towards the road to ...
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Stepping down safely for knee

I had some knee injury while doing a one-legged squat a while ago. Now, I can comfortably step up, but stepping down stairs is a big problem. While stepping down, how should I orient my torso to ...
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Good shoes for knee pain [closed]

I'm looking for a new pair of shoes for working-out. I have occasional knee pain that really flares up after a jog or crossfit exercises; particularly after double-under jump roping. Basically ...
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Is it possible to avoid ligaments injuries by doing leg and knee excercises?

I once heard that it is possible to reduce ligament pain by taking supplements (eg: glucosamine). I am looking for exercises to perform to strengthen the knees and avoid ligament injuries. Which ...
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Knee injury, feels like there is a knot inside [closed]

i injured my knee last friday :( it was during running intervals, i ran on an uneven grass area. i have googled and tried to find similar cases by description but i'm abit overwhelmed and can't ...
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