Today’s class was all about squatting more to prevent knee pain. Now I’m not talking about having knee pain and your solution is doing a Smolov because that would be absolutely insane. What I’m referring to of course is beginning to increase the repetition and weight of your squats once you’ve perfected the form of the movement.
When it comes to training you need to be aware of the quality of your movement and the integrity of the program. Most people when they have questions about knee pain or squat pain they ask you about the form first. To give some clarification, when we think of training we only think of the training program. We fail to think about the recovery and the amount of weight we’re lifting. If you’re not eating right, stretching properly or consuming enough water this too could contribute to not just knee pain, but the overall pain in general.
Example let’s say your knees are popping. It may be a form issue and you could be severely quad dominate. Your quads could be excessively stiff which means you have some structures on the patella that are rubbing against each other that could be causing that popping sound. A clue could be to shoot your hips back and “wallah” the pain leaves, however, that would only be remedying the symptom, but not eliminating the problem.
Basically, what we’re trying to say is you need a coach that is really going to commit to you long term and it’s something I’m very passionate about in helping people fix. This week I'll be hosting a small workshop at SPSC's second location and the original location at St. Petersburg CrossFit where I'll be implementing some of these techniques on the members. For booking, you can email Nicole@spscgym.com to schedule your free consultation. We'll be working with mobilization and other techniques to help your squat. Also if you're looking for someone to remedy your knee pain, look to our friends at Shoulder Pain St. Petersburg. They specialize in soft tissue and adhesion release techniques that are by far the best I've ever seen.
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