Janet Rosen wrote:
Many people experience knee pain that is actually tight and/or weak quadriceps (thigh) muscles.
I think this was my experience for the first few months of my training. I thought it was some terrible cartilige damage I had done to myself after years of skateboarding. Actually it was from sitting at a computer and doing little to no activity for the following chunk of years.
I still get sore though. It's just not so bad that I'm hobbling around in too much pain to get into and out of the car without groaning.
by the way, what are those stretches called where you sort of squat with one leg bent and the other leg is straight? And what exactly are you stretching? Your hips, your hamstring?