Maybe someone has some input on this.
Recently I started lifting again after taking a two month break from it (I still worked out, dabbled with calisthenics, did sports etc). I picked a 5x5 template to get back to my old numbers ASAP (the old stronglifts one, with dips and chins as assistance). Two weeks in, my right knee started cracking on the descent when I squatted (high bar, medium stance, slightly below parallel, olympic shoes).
Right now I’m at 175 for 5x5 with a 5 pound increase each workout and there’s a numb pain right underneath my right knee cap. I’m a bit worried, to say the least, especially since the weight I comparatively light and I’m still in my twenties - I’m somewhat afraid of ending up with a bum knee before the big 30.