Hi, thanks for your reply.
Dodgy knees, sometimes they feel asthough they are going to give way, they make crackling noises when I walk upstairs. I get pain in them, sometimes a burning feeling behind the kneecap.
I want to add some bulk to my legs(I have skinny calves and flabby thighs) and shoulders( bit of a prob there I got burned as a child and some muscle in the right shoulder was burned off) I would like a tight waist ( i would love a six pack!) and a nice round bum.
The prob with the squats is that my knees kill me when I am doing them and afterwards.
I am a vegan and have just started drinking the vega milkshake, I don't take any suplements, eat tons of veg and I loooooove bread (but I only eat whole wheat or brown).
I am so glad that you are able to give me some advice.
Thanks a million.
Ah I know what you are talking about. The advice I am going to give you should not supercede those of a physician, it's only a possibility. Make sure you get this checked out by your doctor.
The noise that you speak of is called crepitus. If the sound were alone, there would be no reason for concern, unless it was accompanied by pain and/or swelling.
The pain, are you sure it is behind the knee cap or is it in front of the knee? Does it get worse with activity? Do ou have pain when you are sitting for a long period of time?
If so, you may have Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). It is caused by an imbalance between the lateral (side) and medial quadriceps. Like I said, this is just speculation so do not think that this is what you have. Get this checked out by a doctor and perhaps ask him what activities you can participate in in regards to working out.