Sometimes after I do lunges or squats my knees hurt and feel weak. Does this happen to everyone or is itmy joints? I hope it’s not my joints because I am only 14 and I started working out last week.
For example. Yesterday I did lunges. Today my left knee feels weird. It doesnt quite hurt, but it feels weak compared to my right leg. And when i run it hurts a little bit. I dont think I injured myself beacuse I can still walk fine. There isnt really much pain. But it just seems a little different than it used to be.
Does this happen to everybody? Could it be I am using bad form on lunges? Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
This could well be a form issue, depending on where the pain is.
First, be sure when you bend the knee, it lines up over the second toe/big toe. You may have allowed it, unconsciously, to bend in a little, kind of a “knock kneed” bend. Be sure, as a b’baller, that you maintain that same bending form when you jump and land, as well. Land on your toes, lower your heels, and use your knees as shock absorbers. As much as possible, try and land with both feet as opposed to one at a time.
Second, if it is bothering you, try lowering the weight, bend as per above, and don’t go down as far, for now. If it continues, rest it and, if necessary, ice it.