just how bad are squats on the knees

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  1. no come down

    no come down ..... and in this place you'll see me OT Supporter

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    long story short, incorrect everything while running has made my knees.. not very good. my left knee cracks everytime i straighten my leg, and whenver i squat down it makes noises like polystyrene. (yes ive seen physio / took time off/ had mri scans - apparently i have excessive fluid built up) im at peace with my knees now however, it almost hasnt affected my karate at all, which is most important to me.

    ok yeh so ive been lifting for the past 5 months now (F&N reader for 18 months), almost entirely upper body (curls, press behind neck, upright rowing, pull overs and benching) and im happy with my gains. (eating .. pretty good / lots, shakes after every workout) - (yes i do plan on incorporating deadlifts, however i work out in my room... not much room!)




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    everything being equal, excellent form, just how bad are squats for ones knees? is it worse to do higher reps with a lower weight or less reps with more weight. plus given the vague description about my knees, is it worth the risk?

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    when done properly, squats can help the knees.

    dont worry about noise from knees unless pain comes with it.
     
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    you should talk to your physiotherapist about it first

    they should be fine though if you are doing the squats properly and take it slow in weight increments
     
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    a2g is supposed to be better on your knees than parallel. squats better than leg extensions for your knees

    last time at my gym people saw me going a2g i'm pretty sure some random dude behind said "he's gonna ruin his knees" :mamoru:
     
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    one of my knee actually has some pain sometime, it's like a stabbing pain to the outer side of my knee, it hasn't been happening as much though so :mamoru:
     
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    my knees make noise, but they don't hurt... :dunno:
     
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