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    Sorry about that I forgot. Plus the internet connection has been buggy. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

    The pain was concentrated just above the knees.

    And no way I could have bought a squat rack.

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    Ok, maybe this doesn't need to be said, but don't screw around with your knees.

    What did the doc say?

    In the meantime, wrap your knees to give them more support- at least for a while- when you run or do any knee intensive activity.

    Take time to relearn doing squats. If it because of crappy technique that your knees pain you, then it's your technique that needs to be modified before it does permanent damage to your knees. If you need help with this you can PM me, or, quite frankly you'll find CPTs, Physical Therapists or Physiotherapists, and even possibly an MD or two and a handful of coaches, etc on this list...

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    If you have pain that is waking you up at night and keeping you from sleeping constantly go see a sports doctor and a PT. That's an obvious sign you need to get it checked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLMKane View Post

    The whole thing might be due to the fact that I dont have access to a squat rack. I have to clean the weight right off the floor, shoulder it, squat and then press it up and put it down. Sounds like a lot of work for my shoulders, BUT even though I'm using less than optimal weight, the extra work for my legs tends to screw them. So it's all down to crappy technique. I'll probably have less of a hard time with dumbell squats so I'll try them out.
    Please tell me that you are doing front squats. Your description makes me think you are trying to get it over your head to do a back squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLMKane View Post
    The pain was concentrated just above the knees.
    Quad or joint?

    Edit: Actually, that's assuming it's in front. Front or back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatrugbyguy View Post
    Please tell me that you are doing front squats. Your description makes me think you are trying to get it over your head to do a back squat.
    Hahahahahaha!!!! Yeah. I still think he has a femoral hernia, right next to his vagina.
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
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    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post
    Quad or joint?

    Edit: Actually, that's assuming it's in front. Front or back?
    Quad. Specifically the tendons attaching to the knee.

    And um... back squats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLMKane View Post
    Quad. Specifically the tendons attaching to the knee.

    And um... back squats.
    First: if you don't have a rack or spotters (yeah, plural), then stick to dumbbell exercises.
    Oh, & do BW, it'll do wonders for your vajeen'. :icon_thum
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
    ~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19

    "Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLMKane View Post
    Quad. Specifically the tendons attaching to the knee.

    And um... back squats.
    I meant "front or back of the knee", but that's good too.

    How deep into the knee is the pain, and is the tendon sore to the touch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post
    I meant "front or back of the knee", but that's good too.

    How deep into the knee is the pain, and is the tendon sore to the touch?
    Front of the knee. The pain is not in the knee itself, it is just above. And yes the tendons are painful to touch.

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