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    Max Sheppard
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    Hello Joe!

    I am happy to say, the knee pain I have been dealing with has been getting better in the gym as of lately. That being said, I can now switch to bilateral squatting. However, hack squats, no matter the stance or width, greatly cause pain surrounding my knees.

    I should mention as well I am aiming for an exercise to bias the quads, so the bilateral exercise I have found to work well with my knees is a heel elevated smith machine back squat. Doing free-bar squats of any kind seem to cause pain as well.

    So my question is, even though it is a back squat I am performing to bias my quads, do you believe if I can hit a fully lengthened quad, that it can still be considered a “good” meat and potatoes quad exercise?

    Thank you as always Joe!

    #22387
    Joe
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    Hello Joe!

    I am happy to say, the knee pain I have been dealing with has been getting better in the gym as of lately. That being said, I can now switch to bilateral squatting. However, hack squats, no matter the stance or width, greatly cause pain surrounding my knees.

    I should mention as well I am aiming for an exercise to bias the quads, so the bilateral exercise I have found to work well with my knees is a heel elevated smith machine back squat. Doing free-bar squats of any kind seem to cause pain as well.

    So my question is, even though it is a back squat I am performing to bias my quads, do you believe if I can hit a fully lengthened quad, that it can still be considered a “good” meat and potatoes quad exercise?

    Thank you as always Joe!

    #22394
    Max Sheppard
    Participant

    [quote quote=0]Hello Joe!

    I am happy to say, the knee pain I have been dealing with has been getting better in the gym as of lately. That being said, I can now switch to bilateral squatting. However, hack squats, no matter the stance or width, greatly cause pain surrounding my knees.

    I should mention as well I am aiming for an exercise to bias the quads, so the bilateral exercise I have found to work well with my knees is a heel elevated smith machine back squat. Doing free-bar squats of any kind seem to cause pain as well.

    So my question is, even though it is a back squat I am performing to bias my quads, do you believe if I can hit a fully lengthened quad, that it can still be considered a “good” meat and potatoes quad exercise?

    Thank you as always Joe!

    [/quote]
    My gratitude goes out to you once again Joe. You answered my question perfectly, and them some!

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