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draining your own knees
« on: July 26, 2012, 11:03:30 pm »
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My knees are starting to look a little bit like a spoiled grape fruit.  Would it be a good idea to drain them myself with hypodermic needles?
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 11:19:29 pm »
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Sure! I also perform all my own dentistry.

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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 11:27:10 pm »
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 It would be a good idea to post a squat form check video.
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 12:25:08 pm »
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Sure! I also perform all my own dentistry.

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where's gary? he used to drain his own knees.
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monday: strength/cross training
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wednesday: fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 05:33:17 pm »
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My form is actually pretty good.  I think it is the fact that i have a meniscus inflammation in the knee that is bothering me a lot.

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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 09:03:45 pm »
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My form is actually pretty good.  I think it is the fact that i have a meniscus inflammation in the knee that is bothering me a lot.



 How do you know your form is good?  Youve asked for help several times where people have told you to POST A FORM CHECK, yet you havent yet.  Last you said you forgot your camera.  It is beyond me why someone would  be afraid to post a form check video, that would help them progress, and prevent getting hurt.
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 12:29:22 am »
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lol i'm not afraid, i'm just lazy to do it b/c of all this uploading to youtube, make youtube acct and edit video... i may do it when i have time...

i know it is solid because 2 ppl that know what they're doing has given me advice on it.
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2012, 04:43:04 am »
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lol i'm not afraid, i'm just lazy to do it b/c of all this uploading to youtube, make youtube acct and edit video... i may do it when i have time...

 You have started A LOT of threads on here with random things, that time would be more efficiently used taking the 3 minutes you need to make a youtube account.


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i know it is solid because 2 ppl that know what they're doing has given me advice on it.

 You dont know enough yet to determine that. They might be right, however they may also be wrong, and you assume they are right because they are "good" at something, in your frame of reference.

   also, have you had an mri done or are you just assuming you have a torn meniscus?
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2012, 10:11:50 am »
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self diagnosis... based off of webmd... be back later tonight...
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2012, 11:58:43 pm »
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self diagnosis... based off of webmd... be back later tonight...

webmd is the leading cause of people falsely believing they have cancer. Just saying...
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 10:23:24 pm »
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My form is actually pretty good.  I think it is the fact that i have a meniscus inflammation in the knee that is bothering me a lot.



 How do you know your form is good?  Youve asked for help several times where people have told you to POST A FORM CHECK, yet you havent yet.  Last you said you forgot your camera.  It is beyond me why someone would  be afraid to post a form check video, that would help them progress, and prevent getting hurt.

Ok sir, I've posted some form check videos in my journal: http://www.adarq.org/forum/progress-journals-experimental-routines/back-from-the-graveyard-any-help-would-be-greatly-appreciated/new/#new
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 02:14:42 am »
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My form is actually pretty good.  I think it is the fact that i have a meniscus inflammation in the knee that is bothering me a lot.



 How do you know your form is good?  Youve asked for help several times where people have told you to POST A FORM CHECK, yet you havent yet.  Last you said you forgot your camera.  It is beyond me why someone would  be afraid to post a form check video, that would help them progress, and prevent getting hurt.

Ok sir, I've posted some form check videos in my journal: http://www.adarq.org/forum/progress-journals-experimental-routines/back-from-the-graveyard-any-help-would-be-greatly-appreciated/new/#new

  First, Im glad you actually posted form check vids, most the time we get to this point it never happens.

 Now, its highly likely that with your already existing knee condition, and the way youre squatting there (half squat, very little hip involvement, weight shift forward) that your squats in fact are a large part of your knee issues.

 With an already existing knee issue, I would change the style of squat youre using to a full squat, and with more hip involvement (sit back more).

watch these videos, take note of the positions, and adapt a similar form. I put money on it that your knees start to feel much better, very very soon.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOH6b0jJ2bQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOH6b0jJ2bQ</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a72IhKe_2cs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a72IhKe_2cs</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd17fdN6tNM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd17fdN6tNM</a>
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 05:57:36 am »
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Should I start using a box from now on?  Also I was doing a wider stance squat not too long ago and knees were bending less but I changed it to a narrower stance hoping to alleviate my hip/groin muscles more, b/c during wider stance squats the crease in my hip/groin gets a little sore/painful.

edit- however based on this demonstration of a full squat, it seems like the knees are still bending too much.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/barbell-full-squat
« Last Edit: July 30, 2012, 06:25:41 am by hyperdunk1 »
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 07:23:55 am »
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  You may need to use a box for a little while until you learn to lead with your hips first, then transition into a free squat.  The stance does not need to be wider, the load needs to be shifted to your HIPS though. 

The video you linked shows a much different squat than you are using, note the "sit  back" cue given.  You also need to squat with more depth, so that you strengthen your glutes and hamstrings up to par, and arent overusing the knee.
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Re: draining your own knees
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 10:57:04 am »
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Also , can we remove this disturbing video? Having it one time in this forum was too much already!
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