Squats can mess with your knees
Although I gave five, I would be very careful with squats. I have very good leg muscles as I was a distance runner as a youth and from age 50 to 60 cycled every day with weekly twenty kilometres plus, and now walk ten kilometres a day. However, being seventy my joints are not so healthy, and six months prior to my seventieth I decided to take up squats, and although I’m overweight, I found them incredibly easy (because of the muscle strength). After a couple of months I was going strong doing three lots of fifteen reps down to the floor squats, and then one morning getting out of bed, I got an excruciating pain above my knee. It went almost immediately, so I thought it was cramp although a slightly different pain. Then I went for a walk, after four kilometres I developed knee pain and forced to limp. I had a torn cartilage and cyst had formed. I was referred for a surgical procedure. However, I chose to limp on instead, and luckily after four months the pain is almost nonexistent. Michael Mosley didn’t address the negative aspects of certain exercises for older people.
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