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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Licameli

Knee Pain When Squatting? Try This At Home!

So we know that stopping training due to pain is almost never the answer. For example, if you have knee pain when squatting, we want to build up the resilience of the knee by continuing to load it in a modified way that isn’t provocative and allows us to maintain a training effect. The idea is that through graded exposure and pushing the edge of discomfort, we will desensitize the system to the desired movement pattern. . . So after a qualified healthcare practitioner dives into your training and finds the proper variable to modify (load, volume, intensity, range of motion, etc.), which can be different for everyone, is there anything else we can do outside of the gym to help the recovery process? Absolutely! The recovery process is like depositing pennies into an account over time…it’s about consistency. Jab, jab, jab…chipping away day after day and week after week. Try to throw the haymaker too soon, and you risk flaring the pain up and taking steps backward. You want to be like Rocky…he keeps coming back again and again with consistent shots to the body until his opponent is worn down. . . This is why a home exercise program is so important. If you think about it, in the grand scheme of our weeks and months, we don’t spend all that much time in the gym. So finding ways to modify training in the gym is great and probably the #1 priority when it comes to recovering from injury, but a quality home exercise program can definitely be a helpful adjunct. . . In this video, I discuss some considerations for a home exercise program for a hypothetical person with knee pain during squatting. . . Thank you so much for watching and enjoy the weekend! #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuilding #weightlifting #powerlifting #physiotherapist #physiotherapy #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #clinicalathlete #3dmusclejourney #3dmj #team3dmj #kneepain #squats #legday #HEP

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