When I do free-weight leg workouts (mainly squats/lunges), afterwards I feel a soreness in my knees. I do five minutes of cardio before each workout, and when I do leg workouts on the machines, I do not experience this knee soreness. I've also had people check my form, and I have been told it is perfect. My question then is, why do I experience this soreness? Are there any sort of warmups I can do to prevent this? Should I do lunges before squats for whatever reason?
Please help. I extremely enjoy working out, but do not like having sore knees for 3-4 days after a workout.
Thread: Leg Workouts and Sore Knees
01-26-2007, 02:56 PM #1
Leg Workouts and Sore Knees
01-26-2007, 03:03 PM #2
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Do not worry about the soreness. The legs usually takes several days to recover and by the following week, you are going to be fine. My legs are sore from doing heavy leg workouts but I just keep moving forward and forget about it. If it was pain then that would be a different story. Have you try stretching after your workouts? Your muscles will be flexible enough to stretch easily and comfortably. Some of the stretching relieves some of the soreness or you could just take an advil .A True Warrior Never Backs Down From A Challenge.
01-26-2007, 03:10 PM #4
The reason it bothers me is because it isn't like the soreness in the thigh or the calf, it's more the muscles around my kneecaps. I have performed these same exercises for about two months and the soreness is still there.
Oh well. I suppose I will just give it more time, and if it doesn't go away, I will have cause to be concerned again. Thanks!
01-26-2007, 03:34 PM #5
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01-26-2007, 06:01 PM #7
For a variety of reasons right now I'm not getting a good deal of muscular soreness even though I'm lifting more than I ever have, but I am still aware of my left knee after squatting.
In terms of form, make sure not to pause at the bottom of the squat. That's just good advice in general but it's also possible to pause in such a way to really increase the strain on your knee joint as far as I know.
01-27-2007, 03:41 AM #8
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