ok so i used to post here for a while and keep a log, and then i kinda got lazy and stopped posting and being consistant. what i learned is doing a 5/3/1 program half ass and eating like you did when you were on it makes you fat. so im trying to do my old program but have run into a problem, knee pain with squats. this was a problem when i did it before which prob contributed to me being lazy and stopping. so im just not gonna squat for a while, but still want to have that day in my routine. i have 4 days. bench press with assistance and back exercises. push press with assistance and back exercises. snatch, dead lift with assist exercises. power cleans, squat with assistance exercises. so im thinink bw 1 leg squats for a while, with lunges, and maybe leg extensions and some biking. far cry from a real squat day but i see no other choice. any thoughts/advice would be helpful. oh yea the pain is in the front and outside of lt knee. doesn't hurt much but cant see it getting better and weight is staying the same or going down. i make sure to sit back and push knees out with squats. never had a problem until i started going to parallel but cant see any other way to squat now.