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knee cracking


#1

Today, doing my box squats 4" below parallel, my knee started cracking on the way up. This hasn't happened for over 3 months, when I first started box squats with the squats being 1" below parallel. I widened my stance and pushed my knees out but the cracking did not stop. After the workout, I had a nagging pain in the knees that went away once I started the speed deadlifts. As you may have guessed by now, today was my speed leg workout Westside-style. Any help would be appreciated as to why the cracking occurred.
Thanks


#2

If it hurts, then your patella is not tracking right, and is getting "stuck" in the groove to cause the cracking.

I think there is a name for this problem, but I can't remember it off hand.

If anything in your body cracks and hurts ... probably a good protocol to go to the doctor.

Stay strong,
Landon