Hey whats up everyone! I have a knee injury related to squatting, hoping someone can help.
My right knee hurts to squat. A lot!! The weird thing is it only hurts when i try to squat with perfect form. When I just do a bodyweight squat with arms in front of me and not worry about how flat ( neutral ) my spine is, the squat is pain free on my knee. But When I squat with my shoulders retracted holding a bar, and try to keep a neutral spine to prevent butt wink, then it puts crazy strain on my knee. Basically when I try to emphasize keeping my back straight, the hamstrings stretch in the hole of the squat and causes a lot of pain under the knee cap…mostly on the outer side…
Seems strange to me. Shitty form with rounded back = No pain, …good form neutral back = crazy pulling pain on knee cap.
Supposed to have a meet coming up in june and don’t want to compete bench only… Any help greatly appreciated.