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Questions tagged [knees]

The major, forward-facing joint in the leg - joining the thigh and lower leg.

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Why do my knees hurt when doing pistol squats? [closed]

Whenever I do pistol squats, my knees hurt. I keep my feet facing slightly outward, with my knees aligned with my feet. My back is arched, rather than hollow. I attempt to push with my heels or with ...
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Machine Leg Curl vs Glute-Ham-Raise

Often when arguing about the Leg Curl Machine being bad (eg. hurt your knees in many cases), people refer to the Glute-Ham-Raise as a way better (less harmful) alternative. To me, the movements of ...
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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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Leg Extensions and Curls less harmful to your Knee with Light Weights

I want to change my workout routine a little and do Leg Extensions and Curls. Since I'm already lifting heavy on other exercises, I want to do the two with relative light weights but thererfor high ...
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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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How should men above 40 train cardio?

I am a 44 year old male that have been a bit inactive the last years and am looking to get more fit. I have always been fond of running as a way to get some cardio, fresh air and reduce stress, but I ...
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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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Improving knee flexibility

I've suffered from an injury in my knee the past 2 weeks or so. Yesterday I went to see a physiotherapist to see whats wrong. Long story short, my right knee is less flexible than my left one because ...
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Is my knee pain during flexion a tendon issue?

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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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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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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Are “single box squats” safe for the knee?

I want to do this exercise which obviously puts some strain on the knee. I'm a 20-something male, 1.76 m , 65 kg. I need to know if this exercise might cause me a injury on the knee. It seems there ...
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How safe are “squat jumps” for the knee

I want to do this exercise which obviously puts some strain on the knee. I'm a 20-something male, 1.76 m , 65 kg. I need sources to claim for the safety of this exercise on the knee, if I can get ...
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Flat feet causing knees to point in [closed]

Since I can remember, my knees have pointed inward when bending at the knees. If I stand with my feet an inch or two apart, facing forward, and start bending my knees, they quickly knock into each ...
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'Knees out' cue with front squat - could this be a source of minor knee pain?

When I front squat I tend to attempt to perform the same moment as the back squat, but with anterior loading. The only difference I have made from my back squat is I 'break' at the hips, rather than ...
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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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Pain in knees, quadriceps, ankle on jogging [closed]

I am an 80 kg guy, height 5'6", and I have been jogging for like 5-6 months now. Initially, I used to jog in a park, 1-1.5 km a day. Then I gained a lot of weight and didn't have time for jogging, but ...
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Does running on sand cause injury to the knee joints? [duplicate]

I have recently started running on sand but i had people telling me that running on sand for long term causes grave injury knees and joints.
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How to build my quads at home?

I am scrawny. I've always been scrawny. But a few years ago I've lost the muscle tone in my hips and I developed intermittent knee pains before of that. In the passing year I lost my lower back ...
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Squats technique flat feet

When I'm doing squats my knees go forward further than my toes. Also when I'm standing up I tend to move weight more towards my toes. I was told that this technique is wrong but it seems like I can't ...
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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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Do we use large or small muscles when keeping our knees unlocked?

Part of my fitness routine involves standing for 20 minutes with the knees ever so slightly unlocked. The goal of this routine, theoretically, is to build up the so called "postural" muscles, which ...
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Internal left knee pain causing muscles imbalance

I have been doing Tae Bo workout for about one year while having internal left knee injury. Actually,It is not so painful when doing squats or kicks, but I feel the pain when I do leg launches ...
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running with a bad knee

I hurt my knee about a decade ago. I want to run but I find running normally causes my knee to hurt, sometimes for days on end and it can hurt to bend or put weight on it. I saw a doctor about it. He ...
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Tips for powerlifting with a knee injury

So I f@#$% up my left knee about 3-4 years ago playing basketball. About 2 years ago I started training for powerlifting quite seriously. Because of my knee injury I have to be really cautious of ...
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Does muscle strength reduce the risk and problems of injury?

I have injured knees due to a cycling accident last year in October. If I run for a significant distance, I can get a pain in my knee or back that forces me to stop. I'm pretty sedentary apart from ...
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Correcting squat form, mild knee pain, numb thumb

Basically started with the low bar squat (following StrongLift 5*5) but being very skinny (179 cm, 58 KG) the bar doesn't rest at the shelf created in scapula as described by Mark Rippetoe in this ...
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Help understand chronic tightness behind knees

I work at a desk 10 hours per day. I'm also 45 years old. Not suprisingly, the backs if my legs are chronically tight. What seems unusual is that when exercising or stretching I always feel the ...
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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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Which muscle or tendon inserts on the front of the thigh and bears more load when the knees are flexed than extended?

This muscle or tendon feels maximum stress when supporting body weight with the knees flexed 90 degrees or more, but flexing the quadriceps with the leg straight doesn't involve it at all. It can ...
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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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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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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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Correct form for eccentric squats on slant board for treating patellar tendonitis

In the book by Martin Koban "Beating Patellar Tendonitis" the correct form for eccentric squats on a slant board for treating patellar tendonitis involves having the shins as vertical as possible with ...
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How to safely approach the lotus position for someone with tight hips?

I've got serious leg flexibility problems and have some lateral knee clicking and knee pain and tendonitis. Basically too much driving and cycling with no stretching i think. If I try and get into ...
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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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Run even if it pains? - chrondomalacia patellae

I am stuck with a knee injury since August 2013, with not much a progress then. PT's haven't been of much help. Ortho diagnosed I have chrondomalacia pattelae. I also think i have some pelvic ...
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Can i do cycling and Situps with Knee problems? [closed]

I hear a crackling sound under my knee cap when i walk up/down the stairs but without any pain. Can i do situps and cycling with this problem? Also is there any remedial exercises for knee related ...
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Why is it so important to squat to parallel?

According to my understanding, which is based on Mehdi's video explaining how to perform the back squat, the reason why it is so important to squat to parallel is to avoid a muscle imbalance. In the ...
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How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?

After more than a month walking at a fast pace everyday, my body seems to be adapting and now I need to walk at a ridiculously forced high speed in order to feel it sort of challenging. So I want to ...
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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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Is there any way to keep your knee problem free in the long run for a distance runner?

I found on the internet that people who are runners and run long distances surmount knee problems in their later life. I am a runner too and I don't want any kind of problems with my legs anytime in ...
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Stronglift's Squat method bad for knees?

I have been following Stronglifts 5x5 method for a week now. I am way too overweight: Age: 21yrs, Weight: 95kg, Height: 5ft6in. I started most of the exercises with lower weights than recommended by ...
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Excercises to try correct knees pointing inward

Since asking this question quite some time ago I have been on a quest to be able to squat. I quickly managed to solve the ankle issue I was having by stretching daily against objects under my desk at ...
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Squats and deadlifts after knee surgery

I'm 22 years old and had knee surgery almost 7 months ago to fix damaged cartilage (I was a distance runner). The damaged cartilage was right in the weight bearing portion of my knee (medial femoral ...
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My knees come together when I squat. Is this ok?

I have been following Starting Strength for about a year and a half. I squatted 3x4 @ 285 lbs today. I was doing 5x5 sets, but read a suggestion on here to reduce to 3x5, and I immediately noticed an ...
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Exercises that can replace squats?

I've got a friend that's somewhat interested in doing Stronglifts, but for personal reasons she's utterly terrified of tearing up her knees from doing squats. I've tried to convince her otherwise but ...
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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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Is there any stretch (or place I can apply pressure) that specifically targets the ACL?

I had ACL surgery a couple years ago and things have been great. I've been running more and have some (very minor) discomfort in that knee. I really have no idea if it could be the ACL or not. Is ...
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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 ...