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Knee Filling Up Again. Was It The Broad Jumps?
« on: September 28, 2011, 11:24:48 am »
I thought I had my knee effusion under control, but my left knee (still a bit more full than it should be) is acting up this morning. I don't know if it's just that I'm training again period and squatting is upsetting it. Or if the standing broad jumps I did yesterday are responsible. Maybe it's a combination with the broad jumps being the last straw..?

I did the jumps in bare feet on grass. They were pretty high impact. My knee has been fine with squatting and pulling these past couple of weeks.
Height: 5'9.5"
Wingspan: 6'4"
Standing Reach Barefoot: 7'10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Standing Vertical Jump: 29"
Running Vertical Jump Bilateral: 30.5"
Running Vertical Jump, Unilateral: 25"
Standing Broad Jump: 9'3"
Beltless High Bar Squat: 365
Beltless Conventional Deadlift: 450
Low Bar Squat w/ Belt (in USAPL raw): 418
Sumo Deadlift w/ Belt (in USAPL raw): 506


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Re: Knee Filling Up Again. Was It The Broad Jumps?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 12:52:46 pm »
no idea whether that's what did it for you, but FWIW i feel broad jumps in my knees more strongly than any other exercise i can think of.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses


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Re: Knee Filling Up Again. Was It The Broad Jumps?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 06:36:01 pm »
I also have found broad jump landings to be very painful to my left knee (partial meniscus tear).  The impact absorption at an acute knee angle is what does it to me.  Much worse than any squat or VJ variation.  I've been wanting to test my brd jmp but think it might be worth finding a local HS long jump pit w/sand to land in.