initiatefailure wrote: »
I've been getting an odd knee pain in my left leg specifically when doing only my first set of squats with an empty bar during my warmup.
I do not have that issue with weight on the bar or my heavy working sets.
It seems very strange. I added a couple stretches into the warmup around that empty bar set so maybe that is helping? My other thought is maybe something I'm not paying attention to was giving me different form when the weight was that much lighter than my build up/working weight?
I think I'm mentally worried about testing out that second theory though because if I put more weight on the bar and the first set has pain still, i might be more likely to hurt myself.
Maybe my body is just being stiff and angry at the idea of squatting until it gets stretched out/into motion?
Kakodaimonos wrote: »
If you have access to a trap bar, trap bar deadlifts are nice variation. Or you could do Romanian deadlifts or Reeves deadlifts which would make you appreciate conventional deadlifts more.