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do you even lift

I am the proud owner of a 50kg barbell + dumbbell weight set The difficulty is in working out where to start. I did a proper session last night consisting of sets of deadlifts, squats, cleans and presses (yes, I

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Disaster

Running last night: 1.3 miles and it was a disaster. It started off ok, but then my knee started hurting (inner side, maybe slightly at the back) and it wasn’t getting any better. I tried some 100m strides instead and

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Knees revisited

Let’s talk about knees. My knee is mostly ok but not 100%. It felt 100% for a couple of months until the start of June, then it’s been wavering a bit with the same sorts of sensations as I had

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Irrationality

Now my knee pain has progressed to a weird toothe-ache sort of pain in my inner knee. It started this afternoon (roughly 30 hours after an almost entirely pain-free run), at which time I had just spent a few hours

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Knees are ridiculous

Unfortunately I didn’t get the luxury of treating my knee as a generic minor injury and running through it as intended after all. I had no complaints this morning but over the course of the day it developed into a

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hello square 1

I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow which I booked last week for my ridiculous knee. I’m glad I did. I ran on Saturday and everything was mostly fine (5 mile run, moderate pace, occasional twinge from mile 4 onwards, but

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I’m not doing very well here.

I tried spinning for the first time in a few months. Spinning is good for knees, they say. It’s low impact and your quads get a workout. And everyone knows that motion is good for joints. In reality: my right

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