Squatting Hurt Your Knees??

Do you find the thought of doing squats dreadful??  Ugh the pain in your knees… If this sounds like you, read on for more.  First, did you realize that squatting is a daily activity?  I challenge you to stand up out of a chair without squatting.  Women, using a public restroom also requires a little creative squatting right?

Nice squat form!

Squatting done properly should not hurt the knees unless you previously injured one or both.  Prior to doing tons of squats, rule out any major injuries.  Start with your feet about hip width apart and toes mostly parallel.  Bend at the hips and sit back your butt back on your heels.  Lower your hips by bending the knees AND hinging forward at the hips.  Allow your torso to come forward slightly to account for the change in your center of gravity.

When you stand back up, be deliberate in using your quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.  If you find yourself sitting for many hours each day, corrective exercises prior to lots of squatting will help the muscles relearn their proper job!

 

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One Response to “Squatting Hurt Your Knees??”

  1. chris muzzy Says:

    How low should you go?

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