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I've been working out for about 5 months now, for the first 2 months of working out I would both squat and dead heavy 3 times a week. I noticed knee pain developing but I would ignore it and carry on for a couple of weeks, until it started to throb at night and persist throughout the day after working out. I knew I'd done some damage to it so I stopped working out legs to let it heal.
In the time off from legs I realised my mistake that caused the knee pain, it was squatting below parallel and then exploding up with no hip drive, I was essentially squatting using my knees. In hindsight I think of how stupid I was, but at the time I thought form was due to the motion and my concerns was not fucking my back up because that was consistently sore anyway from the constant heavy squats and deads so I negated the hip drive.
I returned to squatting a month later and started light, making sure to use proper form, it was only when I started doing heavy squats again that the same pain comes back, I think it may need more time to heal and that I'd possible set it back a little so I gave myself plenty of time to recover, I'm in no rush and I want to do things right.
Well now, today was the first heavy squat day I've had since, and lo and behold, knee pain! It's the right knee, the pain is on the inside of the leg right behind the knee cap, I assume it's the medial meniscus that could be torn?
I'm wondering if I'm right in this assessment and should I go to the doctors and possibly need surgery? It'd take over a year to wait for it if I do need it, but I don't really want to wait a year before I feel like I can start working legs as deads are my favorite exercise.
Is there anyone who's been in the same boat with a meniscus tear? What did you do to remedy it?
Yes this has been long winded, sorry about that.
Yes I'm a faggot for injuring myself, I'm not after criticism but advice so please spare me that shit because I already know I was a dick.
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Hello /fit/, I've come bearing a dilemma.
I'm tired of being the skinniest fat person I know. I've cut 40 lbs, am now 125lb and 5'9". I do about 4 hours of running/biking a week and eat sufficient calories but I cannot achieve skinny.
My problem with weight lifting is my spine. I get lower back pain after about 15 minutes of being hunched over and 2 of the links of my spine are a bit protruding from the rest, around the middle of my back.
What is the best way to turn fat weight to muscle weight without changing weight? I'd guess I'm about 22%BF which is absolutely disgusting.
If going for ottermode, would I have to do lifting that puts pressure on my spine?
Thanks /fit/, have this image of Zyzz posing with some guy.