10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Knees…

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Knees…
1. The front squat is easier on the knees compared to the back squat.

2. Biomechanical analysis shows that the HIGHEST compressive force on the knee is at a 90-degree knee flexion angle— just about parallel

3. The glute medius and minimus are far more important for knee than the VMO

4. If you aggressively ADDuct with something in between your knees and feet apart while trying to squat -You are cranking into valgus collapse

5. Squatting with a wide stance will help provide a biomechanical advantage for taller athletes by reducing torque about the knee joints

6. Think calves are a big part of your VJ? Try this: Without bending your knees try to hop up onto the next step. Did you make it? Probably not

7. Stretching the quads / rectus femoris turns off tight / overactive muscles controlling the knee and it promotes better hip dominant movement

8. Does jumping irritate your knees? If so that might indicate quad dominance issue

9. Ankle dominance will have good feet, excel in jumps requiring little knee bend/short ground contact times, and to play better than they test

10. Arthroscopic knee surgery for osteoarthritis is one of the most unnecessary surgeries performed today

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