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    I have recently been experiencing pain in my right LCL.

    All the advice I get is rest and stop squatting for a while. I'm not taking this advice because I know it is uninformed.

    I have reduced the weight on the bar for my squat about 15-20% and have really focused on keeping my knees back in the squat to alleviate pain.

    Is this the best advice or would you recommend I do anything in addition in stead of of this.

    Very Respectfully,

    Daniel Ponzo

    Background:
    5'6"
    207 Lbs
    Currently on a four day split, intermediate program.

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    I donít necessarily disagree with this course of action. Did you have an injury, or did the pain just creep up on you?

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    Will;

    Thank you for your reply.

    There was no acute injury. I was running a couple of days per week in preparation for a Marine Corps PFT.

    The PFT was canceled this year due to the COVID, so I'm back to just my four-day split with some Rowing / sled after my lower body days and rucking on Wednesday and Saturday.

    The pain isn't really that significant unless i go too low in the squat.

    Ponzo

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    Youíre more than likely attributing Iliotibial Band pain to the LCL. ITB pain is mostly caused by high volumes / high frequency running, especially when the individual runs a certain route the same direction each time.

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    I developed knee pain/ache due to forward knee travel. I started wearing knee sleeves while cleaning up my form. The pain was gone within a week or so. I am in my early 40s so keeping my knees from getting pissed off has become more of a priority than my younger days. Young bodies can get away with damn near anything.

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