Go Back   Olympic Weightlifting Forums - Catalyst Athletics > Olympic Weightlifting > General Olympic Weightlifting

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-06-2009, 09:28 PM   #11
Jeff Hendrix
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Auburn, AL
Posts: 16

Originally Posted by Gavin Harrison View Post
I can pop my knees fairly frequently like that, but not much while squatting, without any load being applied to them by flexing them. My doctor just thinks I'm loosely jointed, so I've never worried about it. I usually flex my knees to about 90 before I get under the bar just to loosen up my quads a little before squatting anyway, that might help. Also, I squat just bellow parallel (maybe 1-2 inches), not of to rock bottom.
I'm very much like this. Sometimes they'll pop under load (especially at the beginning like the above video), but usually not. Without anything on my shoulders they will pop every time at this point guaranteed. But it doesn't hurt and hasn't for over a year of them doing this, so I don't bother with it. I just try and prepare people that I might be working out with because I know it is one of those sounds that most don't want to hear.
Jeff Hendrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 06:05 AM   #12
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
Garrett Smith's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,326

Better to squat deep on a regular basis and have some noise than to never squat deep at all...
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.