left leg rumbles when squating

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  1. Mojo

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    today, i made a new record for my squats 225lb x3 reps (2sets).
    i know its nothing impressive, but im working my way up slowly taking my time.

    today at the gym, i notice that when i struggle to get up, my left leg would bend inward to give me that slack to get up. after that, i tried going with a wider foot stance (slighty wider than shoulder width)... still same... left leg is bending inward. i kept toes pointing straight, but they tend to come out very slightly.

    i thought my lef leg was giving out, cause as i lifted the bar from the rack, the bar would lean left off my shoulder/neck. but like an idiot i am, i still pressured myself sqauting a little heavier than usual :hsd:

    and yes, i ate a good meal before lifting.

    anyone have this problem before?
     
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    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    I get it too. My right knee was kinda shaking and I know my form is alright.

    BTW You're from the Bay Area, where do you work out at?

    EDIT: Are you sure you're pushing from the heels and going straight up? It could happen if you lean forward a littlebit.
     
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    my knees pop and i hear squishing

    am i doomed
     
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    If I am doing some heavy GM's I will sometimes look like I am having a seizure.
     
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    im mainly pushing from the ball of my feet... im thinking about using small weights for my heels next time.

    i workout out alameda athletic club and sometimes workout at other places
     
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    hey fellas,

    its happening again... but this time, i got a pain from my left shoulder blade area now. what is it exactly why my left leg is shaking during heavy squats?
     
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    It's likely just a lagging left adductor (inner thigh). I missed squats for a few weeks with knee problems and did adductor and abductor machines after having that same 'buckling' feeling.

    Do lower weights for more reps until your quads catch up to your erectors, hips, glutes, hams, etc.
     
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    I thought your knees were supposed to spread outwards as you use your hip to push the weight up, then straighten them out. They definitely shouldn't be coming inwards.
     
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    Only if you're trying to lift weights on those knees. Try biking instead. It won't kill your legs and your back will get nice definition.
     
  10. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    My knees pop all the time.

    I fail to see how biking is going to do anything for your back.
     
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    How much are your quads involved in squating? I always feel it in my glutes and hams, but not so much quads. The only thing I know of for quads are the seated leg extension machine. Anybody have ideas for other quad excersizes?
     
  12. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    How are you squatting? My quads burn more than anything while squatting most of the time.
     
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    like normal?? I use a decently wide stance toes point \ /
     
  14. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    How wide? The closer your stance is the more quad you will use. With a wide stance you'll involve more hips, hams, and glutes.
     
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    ahh ok, I will try a closer stance. Problem is, the closer the stance, the more off balance I feel and then I can't go as low as I'd like (parallel or lower)
     
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    Biking tones your back because you have to support your entire upper body with it. You might think your upper body is supported by your arms and the handlebars, but this is not the case. Supporting that much weight on the handlebars makes your steering really jerky and it can make the front wheel slide out in a turn.

    Besides, biking greatly improves your blood's vO2 saturation level and your body's ability to flush and process lactic acid from your muscles.
     
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    a wide stance makes my inner quads burn more than my hams/glutes :noes:
     
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