LEGS N CALFS w/o hurtin knees?
- 11-27-2010, 12:00 PM
- 11-29-2010, 03:49 PM
I have bad knees too but any pain usually subsides after a few warmup sets. I started a DC routine a couple weeks ago and really like how he says to do calves. You do a normal explosive positive phase, a 5 second negative, then a ~10 second hold in a deep stretch--repeat. This style requires less weight, which may be better on your knee. My calves always seem to lag but so far I really like these.
- 11-29-2010, 04:42 PM
11-29-2010, 08:43 PM
im only 22 but my knees feel like there 40... I take glucosamine right now but ill definitely look into the fish oil. thanks
11-29-2010, 08:53 PM
- 5'10" 225 lbs.
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- America F**k yeah!
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Hows your form when squatting? If you are not doing it right it can be hell on your knees. After that is said if you are using things like leg extension, if you have the pivot point even 1 inch out of alignment with your knee joint, you will have binding and terrible pain....
Assess your form first, 2nd check your rest (not between sets but between days of working them), finally diet/supplements. The odds of you being 22 and just having that piss pore of a diet/supplement regime to cause pain in knees are next to zilch.
11-29-2010, 08:56 PM
i actually stopped doing legs completely and my knees still hurt from just running...and i have bought multiple pairs of shoes.
11-29-2010, 09:10 PM
I dont know what your wanting out of your legs but try something none abrasive, swim if you concentrate on leg exercises or biking will build your legs with no impact, meaning no pain
12-03-2010, 04:32 PM
- 5'10" 215 lbs.
- Join Date
- Jun 2009
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I suffer knee pain also, atleast i did. Dont run, instead use the bike. The beating on your knees from running is crazy. Try box squats and pistol squats. You might be leaning forward too much while squatting. Try to incorporate your hams more.
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