Re: The Journey of a pHD bodybuilder - Train, Eat, and Think like a Pro!
Regarding your knee pain, do you do a lot of bilateral movements? I love squats and all but the knees sometimes need a break from them to put the empasis on the weaker areas of the chain. A perfect example are knees caving in during squats, a lot of people don't even notice this occurs until they start bilateral work and wonder why their knee and ankle are not aligned.
Also if you aren't already (might take a while for me to catch up on my reading here) try using a foam roller down your IT band to release some pressure. If it hurts keep doing it, if not you should be ok....but try to find if any areas are tender before you stop using it.
"The truth Iíve discovered is that you donít have to lift enormous weights to grow muscle. By using stricter form, slower negatives, and stretching between sets you can get an incredible pump in all your workouts. Numbers are an abstraction, especially to muscles. Your body doesnít know the absolute weight of what you lift, it only recognizes how heavy it feels. The secret is to make lighter weights feel heavier. " - Frank Zane
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