Squats and Knee Pain

I was talking with my friend, Shawna Kaminski, about squats and knee pain.

Shawna runs bootcamps and helps train women over 40. One thing she hears a lot is:

“I can’t squat or lunge because I get knee pain.”

I did an interview with Shawna on what you can do about your knee pain during squatting:

==>  Squats and Knee Pain

In the interview with Shawna, I talk about:

  • The importance of squatting and lungeing
  • How you can modify the squat
  • How flexibility can help you with your knee pain during squatting
  • A different kind of lunge that decreases knee pain
  • Vicious cycle of knee pain
  • Importance of using a mirror for feedback on your technique
  • Master your lunge and squat exercises with no weight and added weight

As I discussed in the interview, one of the things you need to address when it comes to knee pain during squatting are muscle imbalances.  I go into detail about this in Muscle Imbalances Revealed.

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Okay, before going.

I remembered that I did an interview with Shawna a few months back where she talked about knee pain.

You can get her tips in this video:

In the interview with Shawna, she goes through:

  • The importance of technique
  • Where your knees should be positioned
  • How you should place your hips

I think that is it.

Have a great day and thank you for reading.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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  1. Thanks for the tips Rick.

    A couple other good ones I’ve found is to really attack your ITB with foam rolling and stretching. And also to perform a hip predominant exercise before you squat or lunge.

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