Sore knees doing squats

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Dec 28, 2016 9:41pm
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I would like your suggestions on alternative exercises to squats as I find these quite uncomfortable due to dodgy knees from years of netball. Thanks!

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Dec 28, 2016 9:42pm
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I also have sore knees, also when doing bird dogs, i have arthritis so this is a question id love to have answered!

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Dec 29, 2016 2:37am
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I had issues for several years with knee pain when squatting .  Worked out that it was due to poor glute strength & poor swatting posture.   Did a lot of basic glute development with clams, elevated clams & lying side leg lifts then started squatting; starting with a low number <10, doing them really slowly; concentrating on posture & knees tracking correctly - not coming too forward or spreading.   Now squat daily & have no concerns.   Good luck 
30 Dec
Cheers! I will have to look up "clams" but that sounds very positive as I was thinking maybe there was no hope for me in regard to this type of exercise. Def will give it a whirl.
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Dec 30, 2016 3:49am
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Knees are the worst hands down. I've got Patellar Tendinitis or just Jumpers Knee, so I know your pain. Typically though whenever I get pain I work with less weight and more reps (toning) or go running. But when you feel the pain, always stretch to ease it up a bit (expecialy before). God Bless

30 Dec
Appreciate your advice. Thanks!
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Jan 4, 2017 1:22am
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Cheery, if you look at my favourites you'll find some basic glute & leg workouts which I used that might be of help to you too.  
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