How do you guys warm up your knees before squatting?

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  1. Layne Staley

    Layne Staley New Member

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    During my first couple of sets squatting, my knees always feel tight and nearly arthritic. Doing leg extensions and walking on the elliptical aren't enough apparently. What do you guys do that works? Or am I just getting old as shit?
     
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    Do your knees feel like asshole if you try to squat without doing the bike first?
     
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    nope... even after a knee surgery :eek3:
     
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    Bah, your opinion isn't valid then.
     
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    u should try dynamic stretching too maybe
     
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    Treadmill & light squats.
     
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    bike and a light round of leg extensions, 15 reps for two sets.
     
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    I squat the bar like five times. Is that too much/little?:hsugh:
     
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    5 min jog, 5min stretching, crunches, then warm up sets working up to heavy load
     
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    slap them to get the blood flowing
     
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    :rofl:

    bodyweight squats
    warmup sets with a 3 second pause at rock bottom.
    never had knee trouble (maybe cuz im young).
     
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    Stretch and a few warmup sets here.
     
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    a quick walk on the treadmill . i've always been able to warm up rather quickly. even after tearing my PCL squatting's no problem. slapping them, a rough massage, or rubbing the skin hard actually does help though.
     
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    elliptical for about 3 min
     
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    mine get sore as hell the day after if i dont warm up
     
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    i think stretching pre-workout is detrimental to the workout though
     
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    well few months after surgery it helped getting blood flow to the knees and reducing pain
     
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    yep. Its been proven that static stretching lowers the ammount of force produced by muscles. Ceaze posted it a while ago. Therefore you want to stick to dynamic stretching before workouts.
     
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    uhm....ill prolly get hated on for this...but i dont stretch/warm up....nearly EVER. i kinda just go into the lifts (unless you count a light weight set as a warm up, then nvm, i do...)
     
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    bodyweight squats and a bunch of light box squats get my knees warmed up nicely.
     
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    You must be young.
     
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    Some days even bodyweight squats hurt, doesn't seem like they should though....thats the problem.

    Tomorrow i will try riding the bike for a while, then leg extensions, then box squats with the fucking bar or something. I just hate going through the first couple of sets in fairly bad pain.
     
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    Rub some icy hot or something on them before you leave for the gym or get some knee sleeves.
     
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