I was browsing through old threads the other day, searching for of the golden nuggets of info on this forum, when I came across this discussion: He elaborated in his next post: I've been thinking a lot about recovery exercises lately. I spend a lot of time in pain. The left side of my trapezius constantly nags me, my knees; wrists, and elbows hurt; and my shoulders have always been a world of hurt. I think I give myself adequate rest. In fact, I am just coming off a week-long rest which I gave myself because of the trapezius pain. I've been stretching fairly regularly, including rotator cuff work in my press days, and basically trying to keep myself in tact. Most days I feel fine in the gym; every once in a while, though, I feel like I'm falling apart. So, I wonder if you folks could share some thoughts with me on keeping myself healthy and strong. I would really appreciate some exercises like the one I quoted above for the areas I've mentioned. Also, it seems like I'd benefit from some tips on joint care. How can I keep my knees, elbows, and wrists from going to shit? (As a side note, my knees seem to be under the most stress during deep front squats--that may be a form issue and I would love for someone to address that also). Basically, any thoughts on recovery, rehabilative exercises, and schemes for taking good care of myself when I'm lifting and when I'm resting would be great. Thanks.