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First time doing squats on land-really ache. watch

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    Is this normal? I did about 20 reps of squats with no weight yesterday, the first time i've ever done them properly without being in a swimming pool and today the outside of my thighs ache loads. Is this such a powerful exercise?

    Thanks for any response.

    P.s don't laugh that i'm not using any weight please.
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    Swimming pool?

    Honestly, yes. You will ache like mad from squats for the first 2 weeks or so.

    Why no weight? Bad knee or something?
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    Yeah, been doing them in my local swimming pool for the past 6 months or something. And not allowed to use weight because i have bad knees, doctor won't even allow me to drive...
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    Hmm, fair enough. Sounds pretty odd but whatever.

    In short, yes. Squats are hard exercises so they should hurt.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Yeah, been doing them in my local swimming pool for the past 6 months or something. And not allowed to use weight because i have bad knees, doctor won't even allow me to drive...
    Sounds pretty serious. Are you seeing a physiotherapist? I'm not trying to doubt your doctor but if it was a GP he might have been overly cautious. There's been research into squats and they can actually help with knee troubles.
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    (Original post by *Katie*)
    Sounds pretty serious. Are you seeing a physiotherapist? I'm not trying to doubt your doctor but if it was a GP he might have been overly cautious. There's been research into squats and they can actually help with knee troubles.
    "Yes, if you squat wrong it ***** things up. If you squat correctly, those same ******-up things will ****** themselves."
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    (Original post by *Katie*)
    Sounds pretty serious. Are you seeing a physiotherapist? I'm not trying to doubt your doctor but if it was a GP he might have been overly cautious. There's been research into squats and they can actually help with knee troubles.
    Yeah orthopedic surgeon every ~3 months and physiotherapist about as often.
 
 
 
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