What To Do When Squatting Is Painful

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As usual, I have a video for you.

In this video, I’ll go through an exercise that will help you overcome your difficulty going through a squat exercise.

Often when people experience pain when squatting, they completely avoid performing the squat. But you should not completely eliminate this exercise from your routine because your squatting performance will simply get worse, putting more loads on the other joints like your hips, which will increase the risk of being injured. Therefore, I recommend doing the modified or assisted squat using the suspension trainer.

What To Do When Squatting Is Painful?


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Suspension Trainer Squat

Suspension Trainer Squat

This modification or assisted squat is really helpful. Ensure that the suspension trainer is fixed to a really secure position. Grab onto the straps with your arms straight and then lean back. Go through the squatting motion with your feet hip-width apart. The motion is happening through your hips and knees, then you are raising back up. Your shins are vertical to the floor, so there’s less stress on the knees as opposed to having the knees forward. The rest of your body should be in a good straight alignment.

By completing this exercise, you are working on the range of motion on the knee and strengthening the muscles around the knee. 

So give that exercise a go. If you have difficulty squatting, perform the suspension trainer squat. If you keep avoiding the squat exercise, you can put more stress on your hips and knees.

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Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS