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  • Modification of Powerbuilding 1 because of possible patella/quad tendinopathy

    Hi,

    Currently in week 3 of Powerbullding 1 and experiencing shooting pains with low bar squat through a specific degree of flexion in both knee joints - more strongly in left though.

    I've never had this issue before.

    I've done a little research (https://www.strongerbyscience.com/sq...-tendinopathy/) and decided to switch the prescribed low bar squats and leg press, to box squats at 70% e1rm 3x10 reps and also incorporate isometric leg extensions 5x45s at 70% 1rm and then finish training sessions with isolated leg extensions.

    I didn't feel any pain doing the box squats so that's a good sign?

    I'm planning to slowly increase the volume and intensity over the coming weeks and invest in some knee sleeves. Is this a good strategy do you think?

    Thanks,
    Alex

  • #2
    Found this article which is helpful:

    Pain in training: What do? By Austin Baraki

    https://www.barbellmedicine.com/blog...ining-what-do/

    Seems I should have just decreased external intensity (load) in the first instance.

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    • #3
      Update. Used knee sleeves for the first time which made a huge difference. No pain and also found much more confident in going to squat depth below parallel. Working at about 90% of previous load.

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