I have bad knees too.. proper form makes all the difference. I used to not be able to go down either. Took lots of practice and some pain. Start out with body weight squats.. you should be able to go all the way down below parallel and stay there without falling backwards, and slowly add on weight... that is, unless, a doctor has told you not to do them. My cartilage gets inflamed if I screw up my form and it hurts for weeks.. I have Celebrex and Advil just in case
. But once I got the form right, my squat #s shot up. I was doing 185 but with shite form and hurting myself so I dropped the weight to 145 and practiced form.. Now I'm doing 205x8 for 3 sets, all with good form, no pain at all.
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