My knee hurts with squats

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    My knee hurts with squats

    Hello
    I'm kinda beginner so I was doing a mix between foundation and foundation light (that routine just rocks).
    Unfortunately I have patella syndrom and my knee hurts pretty fast (even foundation light day two with half squats...). I'm doing stretches, knees stop hurting after but feels like maybe I'll stop doing squats.
    That's a shame, I love this program since it provide strengh exercices very fitted for a beginner and there are squats or half squats at almost strenght exercice. What to do ? Any strenght program suited for beginners ?
    Thank you very much in advance.

    #2
    Not sure if these modifications might help in your case but they show a wall squat as an alternative here:
    https://darebee.com/modifications.html

    Hopefully there will be some other ideas here as well; I'm not sure how those knee issues would impact things.

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      #3
      The new version of Baseline has squats only on Day 25, where its a 32 count squat hold (maybe just missed that one when they did the update). There are a few days near the start where you do a Sit to Stand, which is basically just standing up out of a chair. You could do your current programs and substitute the Sit to Stand for squats. Doing some slow March Steps, or Standing Bent Knee Leg Raises, would also hit a lot of the same muscles as the squat, just at a much, much lower weight (also the direction of action will be reversed, so it's not a perfect match). Whatever you come up with, I'd recommend tacking on one of the stretching workout, like Morning Stretch or Care Package, after the program, or at least do a set of stretches on your calves, hamstrings, and glutes. Building up your flexibility can really help with that knee pain.

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        #4
        Thank you very much
        I'm already doing streches
        I think there will be a lot of wall squats !!

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          #5
          I've been nursing a sore patella as well, and have been finding a lot of progress by just doing squats slowly and with EXCELLENT form. Wall squats are a good alternative too. Make sure your weight is on your heels and stcik your bum out before you go down, to ensure that you don't extend out over your knee. It has take me a few months to do as many squats as I like, so gains will be slow on this. Good advice from a physio will help you not hurt yourself.

          And listen to your body and never do anything painful.

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            #6
            Squat is actually a complicated exercise with a lot of requirements. I have knee pain, too, because my knees cave in during squats and lunges. I am still on the way to a good squat.
            You need to find out why your knees keep acting up... Weak muscle (hips and quads or even calves) is a common reason but not necessarily yours. I hope you can find a physio to check it with you. You can also try this workout.

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