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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    How come you're having so many bad sessions?
    I dunno, it's like a compounding effect or something.

    (Original post by Sae.HH)
    Doing long pause lunges really helps me with tight hips and hamstring tightness usually goes away with tons of bodyweight squats.
    Yeah lunge stretching works well for tight hips. I will probably also need hamstring stretching, though, since body-weight squats don't seem to have had much effect so far - although maybe I don't do enough of them.
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    Do you think that youd benefit on doing something different for a few weeks?

    Different excercises, more volume?
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    (Original post by Gone Revising II)
    Do you think that youd benefit on doing something different for a few weeks?

    Different excercises, more volume?
    Hmm not sure. I don't get carry-over between lifts but would certainly look at different set and rep schemes.
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    Good session tonight.

    Squats:

    150 x 5/5/5

    Knee still the same. Hoping these are going in the right direction form-wise but it'll take time.

    Press:

    72 x 5/5/5

    Hard but got them all.

    Deadlifts:

    185 x 5

    Also hard but got them all.

    Some lacrosse ball work throughout the session then home.
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    Another good session tonight.

    Squats:

    152.5 x 5/5/5

    Quite hard, but form felt better. Knee still funny, though.

    Bench press:

    97.5 x 5/5/5

    Not too bad I don't think.

    CGBP:

    90 x 5

    Quite hard.

    Barbell rows:

    90 x 6/6/4

    No point in continuing with last set as form going off.

    Then home.
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    Light session tonight.

    Squats:

    120 x 5/5

    To be honest, probably not as good as last time form-wise.... knee still off.

    Press:

    60 x 6/6

    Not feeling strong tonight. Not eaten much today. /excuses

    Then home.
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    Not a great session this afternoon. Just wasn't feeling it. Did some incline dumbbell bench presses with the 32.5s for 8/4, then just went meh and did some lacrosse ball work instead.

    Then home.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Light session tonight.

    Squats:

    120 x 5/5

    To be honest, probably not as good as last time form-wise.... knee still off.

    Press:

    60 x 6/6

    Not feeling strong tonight. Not eaten much today. /excuses

    Then home.
    (Not that i can in anyway help you...)

    But what do you mean by 'knee still off' and 'dodgy' etc.

    Like are you getting pain? Or are you meaning a form issue ie knee is caving in? etc
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    (Not that i can in anyway help you...)

    But what do you mean by 'knee still off' and 'dodgy' etc.

    Like are you getting pain? Or are you meaning a form issue ie knee is caving in? etc
    Yes, pain in the right knee, under the kneecap, as if it is being compressed. Pain up thigh, too... kinda throbbing. Nothing sharp or shooting. Don't like to load the right knee. Can get sore if it is bent for long periods of time.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Yes, pain in the right knee, under the kneecap, as if it is being compressed. Pain up thigh, too... kinda throbbing. Nothing sharp or shooting. Don't like to load the right knee. Can get sore if it is bent for long periods of time.
    Seen a physio about it? Just seems like you've had this for sometime...

    So IT band side?
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    Seen a physio about it? Just seems like you've had this for sometime...

    So IT band side?
    Actually got a massage last week, mainly working on the quads, IT band and hamstrings (I have very tight hamstrings).
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Actually got a massage last week, mainly working on the quads, IT band and hamstrings (I have very tight hamstrings).
    So you haven't seen a physio then?
    Just a masseuse? (Or the male version of that word)

    You feel it's just extreme tightness?

    You've been lifting for ages so know way more than me but i don't think you should be putting up with pain. Surely you can get this issue fixed or at least managed if you get the right advice...
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    So you haven't seen a physio then?
    Just a masseuse? (Or the male version of that word)

    You feel it's just extreme tightness?

    You've been lifting for ages so know way more than me but i don't think you should be putting up with pain. Surely you can get this issue fixed or at least managed if you get the right advice...
    I've had it before, saw a physio then, was told to do stretches and also got a massage which really helped.

    Correct squat form is also important. I know that if i can keep in the hips then I don't feel it as much.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    I've had it before, saw a physio then, was told to do stretches and also got a massage which really helped.

    Correct squat form is also important. I know that if i can keep in the hips then I don't feel it as much.
    Fair enough man. Was just curious

    Well good luck and hope it improves going forwards. I managed to get knee pain lifting far less weight than you are so yeah, form is important.

    Only thing is, i assume your form is actually good. Like what you call a bad rep is probably not 'bad' (if you compare it to mistakes beginners make) so hence why the knee pain puzzles me
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    Only thing is, i assume your form is actually good. Like what you call a bad rep is probably not 'bad' (if you compare it to mistakes beginners make) so hence why the knee pain puzzles me
    Form creep (where our form progressively becomes worse) can happen to all of us. My stance was progressively becoming wider and wider, which was resulting in knee cave, and I was also failing to stay in the hips or keep tight at the bottom.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Form creep (where our form progressively becomes worse) can happen to all of us. My stance was progressively becoming wider and wider, which was resulting in knee cave, and I was also failing to stay in the hips or keep tight at the bottom.
    Yeah fair. Well hopefully it'll improve going forwards if you nail your form
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    Tonight was not good. Worked up to 150 on the squat but proper form feels alien and knee and thigh not liking it. Then worked up to 90 on the bench but neck and traps feeling really tight so never felt great... like couldn't get a proper set-up. Did some lacrosse ball work throughout the session, then home.
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    Mixed session tonight...

    Squats:

    150 x 5/5/5

    Felt much better. Form was much better tonight.

    Press:

    70 x 5/5/5

    Overall not too bad.

    Deadlifts:

    180 x 2

    This was the nadir of the night. Typical grip failure. It does go down after a break, though, it seems.

    Then home.
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    Decent enough session tonight.

    Squats:

    152.5 x 5/5/5

    Not too bad, although a few dodgier reps in there...

    Bench press:

    95 x 5/5/5

    Not too bad, except for the last rep of each set.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 4/3/2/2/2

    Think I did an extra double at the end, but not too sure. Going to start upping the volume to get back on track with these.

    Then home.
 
 
 
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