My knees have really been acting up. Some background might help first. (a long post-sorry) They have been bad for sometime-have had some bad injuries in my past competitive days. With proper attention (ice, stretching, glucosamine chondroition, occasional massage) they’ll be decent for months at a time and then flare up, sometimes out of the blue.
This most recent round, I went through a rigorous bout of triathlon training. After that, I took time off from endurance training (perhaps a permanent break in favor of serious weight training) and really got into lifting. I did six weeks of my own program and then six weeks of ABBH while bulking. During this time I put on a ton of mass. My legs held up fine until the end of ABBH. I was having some twinges the last week, and they felt pretty bad on the last squat workout.
Fortunately, this week has been an active/recovery week because they’ve been terrible all week. My knees were killing me despite no leg training, icing, lots of aleeve, compression, etc… They’re starting to feel a little better, although I’m still taking Aleve and icing a lot. I had planned to do Waterbury’s TTT, but don’t think jumping in in terms of legs would be a good idea. I want to ease back-I’ve rushed back into things too quickly in the past, and it’s just prolonged time off from whatever training I was doing at the time.
Given my history, I’m looking for suggestions of things to ease back into normal leg training (I plan to do the rest of TTT as planned) Or would you guys recommend taking some more time off from legs altogether? I really want to jump back in but don’t want to be stupid about it.