Knees hurt after squats!
I have a question. I am just a beginner here trying to get in shape and lose fat. Today, I did some squats as part of a workout routine from here but the problem is, I wasnt even into it for 30 sec when my knees started to hurt. So, I rested for a minute or so and started again only to have me knees start hurting again. Is this supposed to happen since im just starting out and Iam overweight? Or am I doing something wrong?
Make sure your knees are behind your toes when squatting - this will take a lot of pressure from the knees!
Go sloooowly. Check your form all the time. Where are your knees? In what direction are they pointing? In what angle are they? Your knees should be right above your ankles, pointing in the same direction as your toes and not falling in- or outwards. Stick your butt back and out and bend to as close to 90 degrees as possible in your knees. Having a chair behind you can help you see how low you should go. Squeeze your buttocks and hamstrings as tight as you can coming up. Start with doing just regular squats without any jumping or exploding up and down. It's much better doing five with excellent form than doing ten without paying attention to form.