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Old 02-26-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default How to avoid knee injury with squats.

Our coach is making us workout now that its off season, and i've had to do squats for the first time.

I'm not doing anything heavy, only up to 110 pounds but how do i make sure i don't injure my knee?
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:05 AM   #2
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110 pounds? Hahha... I only do 140 and thats pathetic.

JUst keep proper form, your not going to injure yourself from weight until you pass 200. Just make sure your form is right.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:06 AM   #3
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Default Re: How to avoid knee injury with squats.

Just use proper form and if anything bench less than you can do but do more reps. Honestly, if anything, you're going to hurt your back when doing squats. Unless you've had a history of knee problems, the knee gets less stress than other parts of the body during squats.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: How to avoid knee injury with squats.

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110 pounds? Hahha... I only do 140 and thats pathetic.

JUst keep proper form, your not going to injure yourself from weight until you pass 200. Just make sure your form is right.

O dude, i can easily do more then 110, it's just that when we were testing our maxes a couple weeks ago i was just coming off a flu so i didn't try so he put me in the weakest group and has me doing light weights.

Oh, and the test and today were the first two times i'd ever done squats in my life.

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Old 02-27-2009, 10:47 AM   #5
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Default Re: How to avoid knee injury with squats.

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110 pounds? Hahha... I only do 140 and thats pathetic.

JUst keep proper form, your not going to injure yourself from weight until you pass 200. Just make sure your form is right.

He's doing them for the first time and he just said "I'm not doing anything heavy". You're pathetic.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:36 AM   #6
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He's doing them for the first time and he just said "I'm not doing anything heavy". You're pathetic.

I know what he said, you don't need to be his mommy. I was basically letting him know he won't mess anything up with that weight. And gave him proper advice on how to keep injuries away, so gtfo.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:25 AM   #7
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Default Re: How to avoid knee injury with squats.

Find the most comfortable position for the ankles, knees and hips to work together. Total weight means nothing, 110, 150, 200, 250, injuries can happen all the same. Keep the chest out, this will keep the back in proper alignment. If you are still unsure, find a reputable strength coach in your area, he should not charge a fee to look at your squat technique (as long as that is it).
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:46 AM   #8
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It's important to keep everything aligned. If your knees bend outwards or you squat too far past a 90 degree angle, you risk injury.

Your coach would probably spot any problems with your form though so I wouldn't worry too much

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