Squatting is the quintessential movement of everyday life. Its what allows us the ability to sit in a chair, get out of our beds, and most importantly on and off the toilet! I don’t think we need to argue how important it is to train the squat and its siblings: the front squat, back squat and overhead squat.
Unfortunately over time if the technique isn’t built up properly through the Air Squat athletes will eventually begin to feel pain in or around the surrounding knee. This isn’t because the squat is unsafe. That’s like saying cars are dangerous because people die in them every year. That’s just crazy talk. We fully understand that there is a mechanical inefficiency the athlete has created in which the body wants the individual to fix. That’s why pain occurs. Pain is a signal that something isn’t right.
It has been our experience that athletes that squat by–initiating the knee first– to be the root of knees problems. The reason why “HIPS BACK” is emphasized so much in class is to help the athlete understand how important it is to keep the shins vertical as well as engage the hamstrings first. Watch Kelly Starrett of Mobility WOD break down this gentlemens knee issues when squatting and what he does to fix it. His daughter in the video adds a spice of cuteness to the video.Watch Here…
Saturday December 6th, 2014
Come join us for our Community Workout at Naples High School at 9:00 AM. All classes are canceled for the day.
- 300m Run
- 15 Hang Power Snatches (95/65)