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JonathanIconPatellar tendonitis29-08-2020 @ 08:30 
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I think that I stepped up the intensity with my 20 rep squatting routine a little too quickly. As such, I have the beginnings of patellar tendonitis in both knees. I have fairly minimal discomfort when I'm not training, albeit I feel it a little when getting out of a chair or similar motions.

I've had initial discomfort when warming up for squatting but it's been OK once thoroughly warm. There has been discomfort post-training though.

Anyway, I imagine that many of you have had similar issues. What have you found helps? I've watched a lot of Youtube videos on rehab, so I've got some ideas. It's just very frustrating as the strength came back so quickly (after a 12 year lay off) but obviously I should have been more gradual in my build up.
danbaseleyIcon...01-09-2020 @ 16:13 
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What helps for me:

NOT DOING 20 REP SETS!!!

Sled dragging

TKEs

Glute Work

Bird Dogs
WILLSANIcon...01-09-2020 @ 17:55 
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I had it bad when I was larping as a 105. tried all sorts of things without much success. it went away when I lost weight.

this is supremely unhelpful I know. Grin
JonathanIcon...01-09-2020 @ 21:33 
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danbaseley said:What helps for me:

NOT DOING 20 REP SETS!!!

Sled dragging

TKEs

Glute Work

Bird Dogs


Haha! I love squatting, especially 20 reppers. I didn't have it before when I trained 13 years ago, but I think I possibly built it up to quickly this time around.

I've got TKEs and glute work in the rehab so far, but I'd forgotten about bird dogs. I don't have access to a sled.
JonathanIcon...01-09-2020 @ 21:34 
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WILLSAN said:I had it bad when I was larping as a 105. tried all sorts of things without much success. it went away when I lost weight.

this is supremely unhelpful I know. Grin


Has it come back again at all?

I'm sat at about 120kg at the moment, which for 6ft 8" is still pretty slim. I did walk over 10k today without any discomfort. It's just bloody squatting.
WILLSANIcon...01-09-2020 @ 21:45 
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Jonathan said:
Has it come back again at all?
I'm sat at about 120kg at the moment, which for 6ft 8" is still pretty slim. I did walk over 10k today without any discomfort. It's just bloody squatting.


no, not since I dropped from 105kg to 90kg. I used to get tendinitis in my forearms too which also cleared at the same time.

however, at the same time I lost the weight I also became a lot more flexible - learned to snatch and squat clean. so it could be one or other or a combination of the two.
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