Proper form when squatting?

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  1. Spyderz20x6

    Spyderz20x6 White Belt

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    I've noticed when i'm squatting, my knees sometimes pop and crack, and they always feel very tired after my squatting routine. However, I don't let my knees go past my toes, and squat with my thighs parallel to the ground. Anything that could be wrong here?
     
  2. Real_Mckenzie

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    Not pushing the knees out hard? Descent speed? Post a video and you'll get some very good advice.
     
  3. booher

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    You might try a full depth squat if your knees are hard. It's actually easier on the joints because the pressure isn't put directly on them from stopping at the parallel position.
     
  4. Tosa

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    Worrying about wether or not your knees go past your toes is a waste of time. Would you change how you squat if you had bigger or smaller feet? Do the important stuff correctly (ex. sit back, tight "core" & upper back, push the kness out, etc) and the knees will go where they go.
     
  5. Ghost Ape

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    We can tell you exactly what is wrong because you took the time to video your form and posted it here.
     
  6. ExtremeStandard

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    As my weightlifting coach would say if it doesn't hurt you in any way at all. Then it is just a tendon sliding over the bone I crack and pop in my knees, ankles, and hips during squats once I'm very warmed up it dissipates quickly.
     
  7. Spyderz20x6

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    It makes my knees VERY tired...
    Ill try these suggestions and report back.
     
  8. rckvl

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    What do you mean your knees get tired?
     
  9. Spyderz20x6

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    They feel very fatigued, and and after enough reps it becomes hard to do squats because of knee pain.
     

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