Deadlift, knees hurt :( -

Deadlift, knees hurt :(

  1. New Member
    Toff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Rep Power

    Reputation Reputation

    Deadlift, knees hurt :(

    I deadlift. Not very heavy, but heavy for me and i do 4 sets of 6.

    The next day my knees hurt. I've tried looking at form and the internet for videos etc. but i don't feel im doing it wrong? Any tips? I deadlift from the floor with none Olympic weights, the bar is quite low down as a result.

  2. Senior Member
    PumpHouse's Avatar
    5'8"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Rep Power

    Reputation Reputation Reputation

    What do you mean by non Olympic weights? Are the weights you're using actually any smaller than standard weights?

    I'd consider deadlifts a very safe movement for the knees. That being said if you're actually pulling from a severe deficit people commonly try and turn that into more of a squat motion. Which could have an effect. Not sure.

    Do you deadlift with a heeled shoe? Or do you find your weight shifting onto your toes while you lift?
  3. Senior Member
    Wrivest's Avatar
    5'7"  170 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Rep Power

    Reputation Reputation Reputation

    Toss up a vid if you can. Are you banging the bar off your knees on the way up or down? That's the only way I can think of making your knees hurt on DLs

  4. Senior Member
    PaulBlack's Avatar
    6'0"  240 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Rep Power

    Reputation Reputation Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Toff View Post
    The next day my knees hurt. I've tried looking at form and the internet for videos etc. but i don't feel im doing it wrong? Any tips?
    Does doing the trigger points in hams and or foam rolling the quads especially around the knees help with the pain?
    As Pump mentions, if you are going deeper in your ROM, (standard oly #45 is like 9" from floor) you may be getting more knee involvement if you are tryingf to squat the weight up and it can be almost like a hack squat on the knees.
    I am assuming your knees are tracking over top (in line with) the feet and you are not torquing them in as the reps get nearer to finish!?
    Do you do reg BB squats?
    If so, do they bother your knees also?

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Hurt Knee On Cycle
    By Roniboney in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-10-2012, 09:56 AM
  2. knees hurt sometimes when doing one arm rows
    By DerickVonD in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-18-2010, 02:47 PM
  3. Love Deadlifts/Squats but dont want to hurt myself
    By Pitbull14218 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-20-2009, 09:30 AM
  4. Lets play doctor, hurt knee
    By nycste in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-29-2009, 07:33 PM
  5. knee pain from deadlifts?
    By arjun4 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-09-2008, 03:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Log in
Log in