So I Finally Decided to Listen to You Meatheads [squats]
For years I've avoided squats or done a half squat because of bad knees. I basically shredded all the ligaments in one knee and have had a couple of surgeries to fix it up. I've been physically active, even athletic at times, but always very careful.
After reading this forum for a long time and sometimes paying attention, I decided to try doing some proper squats. First of all, they weren't that bad on the knees, second of all my knees actually got better after the first week. I've only been doing them for about three weeks, but I feel like I've been supercharged.
I've been reading Starting Strength and it has given me a much better understanding of the bio-mechanics. I probably never would have done squats right without that book. I probably never would have got the book if I hadn't read about it on this forum.
In case someone else comes across this, here's the version for the attention-challenged:
1) my knees are bad
2) I did full, proper squats and it didn't hurt my knees
3) it actually helped my knees
4) get the book Starting Strength
However, I'm pretty sure everything else you guys post is bullshit. :5badair: