Learned a lot from reading/searching this site since finding it last summer. Started O-style lifting in Aug05. Initially had lots of joint pain. Found a lot of info here and elsewhere to get me past that joint pain. I've recently started using knee wraps which have helped a lot, too. I'm 48 and female.
My question is about a pain just above my knee that starts up later in the day I lift, when I'm sitting. For example, if I'm driving around after lifting that morning, the pain starts after about 30-45 minutes of driving. If I shift my legs so they point straight forward from my hips, the pain eases up and mostly goes away. If I let my legs "flop" apart a bit, the pain starts back up.
Is this caused by some stretch I'm not doing that I should be doing? I do quad/ham stretches after warming up and between the first couple of sets of warm-up bw squats. Warmup is about 20 minutes including rowing, stretching and bw squats. My workouts last an hour after warmup and include some of: squats, snatch, C&J, shrugs, OHS, good mornings, dl and pullups. I've worked my way up to snatch (35kg) and C&J (45kg).
Any suggestions for what causes and how to fix this problem?
Thank you for all the great information sharing!