Steve’s knees had taken a beating from rugby and five decades of general wear n’ tear. He received regular injections of Synvisc (a substance that lubricates and cushions joints) to mitigate the constant pain in his knees. Since he began squatting, he’s slowly built his strength and the knee pain began to lessen. After a few weeks, his knees ceased to bother him — another example of how simply getting stronger can fix a lot of problems.
Author: Bill Coyne
Bill Coyne is a Starting Strength Coach and co-owner of Kratos Strength Systems in Evanston, IL.