I’ve been doing weightlifting for around half a year now, so I’m pretty new. For the past few weeks, I’ve been going for higher weights because I think I have the technique part down. However, last week I decided to try the daily Catalyst Athletics workouts. On that day, the workout was:
Press in Split, 3 x 5
Power Jerk + Jerk, 2 x (2+1) w/ 65% of Jerk, 3 x (2+1) w/ 70% of Jerk
Push Press, 5 x 4
Walking Lunges, 3 x 10/leg
Weighted Plank, 3 x 30 sec.
Before the workout, I did snatches, 5 x 2, because the platforms were empty, which was a rare occurrence at the time that I went to the gym that day. I then proceeded with the workout.
During one of the jerks, I think I might have hurt my knee, because after catching the bar on my shoulders to return it to the rack, my right knee was in pain. I continued nonetheless, which may have been stupid. During the lunges, my knee was hurting again and I got worried so I put the weights back and left the gym.
For the next two days, my knee was sometimes hurt while walking, but now it’s a lot less. Sometimes it still hurts though, and I think I should continue resting them. I think it may have been an overuse issue. Haven’t gotten the knee looked at yet.
Have any of you had an experience with knee pain? Is there a way to program Olympic lifting training around such an injury, considering the ballistic nature of the lifts? If not, what about deadlifts, bent over rows, pulls, and presses (e.g. strict presses, Klokov presses): would I be able to do those?