Squat University- Collapsed Squat

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:26 -- admin
squat_university- Today I want to share with you a great squat technique transformation. As you can see in this first video this athlete shows a collapse of the knee and foot as she descends into the bottom of the squat. . This collapse when seen on the descent was due to a restriction in ankle mobility. When the tissues in the back of the ankle are stiff and the knee can’t move forward in the bottom of the squat it leads to the foot collapsing or pronating and the knee caving in as a compensation. . I gave this athlete a few ankle mobility exercises like this one to work on improving this weakness. While maintaining an arch in your foot, drive your knee straight forward over your toes for a 10-30 second stretch hold. . From the front view, make sure the knee tracks over the lateral foot and is not allowed to collapse into a poor position. . After a few months of working on ankle mobility we can now see this athlete was able to show great progress with a deeper and more technically sound squat! . Great work @Louise_mcc - To see the other mobility work she was given, check out the blog post linked in my bio. . Thank you to @3d4medical with their app Complete Anatomy for the visual of the body today!

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