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After squatting heavy, my legs will be sore for several days. The soreness is bad enough that it will interfere with my next couple workouts and because of this I usually only squat once per week. What's even stranger is where my legs are sore. My quads aren't normall sore, but it's the inside part of my thighs, almost like my inner hamstrings or adductors. I eat a good amount of quality food and take protein and glutamine supplements, but the soreness is still there. I also have good squat technique but I still get sore in the weirdest place. Any suggestions?

Paul | 2007-05-30

give me an example of your workouts. normally when i have my beginners or even my advanced lifters who have not been squating much begin squatting they are sore, very sore, between the legs. feels like cramping!! what i normally do is cut down on the reps when this happens. i.e. 10 sets x 3 reps rather than 3 sets x 10 reps....same volume but just handled a different way. also depending on the lifter and their needs i rarely do high volume squatting. i mean if i have a lifter that needs more hypertrophy and is a long way away from a MAJOR competiton i might have them do 3-4 sets x 10 reps, but that rarely, rarely happens. let me know.
 
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Paul
2007-05-31
Normally I will do between 3-5 sets and between 3-10 reps per set. Recently I have been doing higher reps (10-12) becuase my knees hurt and I don't want to go all that heavy. Even with the lower reps my legs would get very sore. None of my friends seem to have this problem, and I've been lifting longer than most of them.

I'm not sure, but i think the knee problem is either nagging tendonitis that I've had for quite some time or an imbalance between my quads and hams. Do you think it would be okay to go back to heavier squatting or do you think that could make it worse?
Mike Burgener
2007-05-31
back off the reps and volume and for that matter do no squatting for a period of 2-4 wks. sounds like tendonitis. take advil and get that inflamation out of there.