I have been weight training for a few months now and I am going pretty easy with the weight.
I am finding my knees are creaking when squatting and deadlifting or even just being over, now I dont have any pain. But I dont want this to affect my cycling.
Main goal is to a better crit racer for the upcomming season, should I drop the weight training ?
Or are there any exercises i can do legs that are easier on the knees ?
Should I just keep weight training as I dont have any pain ?
Is it a clicking sound or a grinding sound? Clicking is nothing to worry about. Grinding may be an issue because you could be rubbing bone on bone because of a cartilage problem. Now I’ve had grinding noises in my left knee for years without pain and I haven’t done anything about it, because no doctor is going to do anything about something totally asymptomatic. But you could get yours checked out just in case.
It could also be a good idea to get your lifting form checked out by an expert to make sure your joints are tracking correctly.
Clicks are just gas escaping from synovial fluid in the joint. I f there is no pain keep going. Good form is important though as grinding noises could indicate the range of motion is not tracking correctly especially the patella on the femur.