My joints are horrible, especally my back and knees. So today, I was front squatting on a smith machine, not something that is too stressful on the joints. I had a PT watch me to check my form and all. After doing 2 sets that were not even challenging in terms of actually lifting it, I could barely walk. Needless to say I cut my workout short after that.
More bad news. This has happened to me every time I try anything moderatly stressful on the joints in the past 5 months or so. I'm only 17 so I dont know what to think of this. The PT there said my form is perfect too.
My goal in bodybuilding is to earn a pro card. I'm not ready to let bad joints hold me back. If Lance Armstrong can beat cancer, I can get past a few bad joints.
Good news- My genetics for my quads/hams are byfar the best out of any of my bodyparts (31" quads).
Cut out any and all exercises that couse too much stress on the joints. I was thinking...
Hack squat 4 sets (8-10) reps
Leg press 4 sets (6-8)
Leg extensions 3 (12-15)
Leg press 4 (8-10)
Close feet Hack squat 4 (8-10)
Leg ext. 3 (8-10)
If you guys could help me in making a workout with out any of the following...
barbell squats front or back
Smith machine squats front or back
... It would be greatly appreciated.