Are Deep Squats Bad for your Knees
07-01-2012 12:57 PM
It is a simple way, but the wrong way.
Originally Posted by asooneyeonig
Did you get a chance to read the article? I have wrote what exactly the problem is with looking at olympic lifters and saying deep squats are safe. It's called selection bias.
What we clearly see in this thread is how people cannot embrace uncertainty. They either want a yes or a no.
07-01-2012 02:12 PM
This almost sounds like we are getting into nature/nurture to some extent. I think both are valid.
Originally Posted by ZiR RED
Good write up with many variables to consider for squatting. I certainly am biased that squatting is safe.
I am still curious to see research about knee wraps causing patella friction and its long term effect on the knee.
07-01-2012 09:52 PM
Deep squats for me, were much more beneficial then doing partials or box squats. Getting the full range of motions actually helped build up the muscle around my hips and knees, resulting in less injuries.
07-03-2012 05:58 PM
The biggest factor with knee pain and squatting, actually stems from a lack of ankle mobility. Poor ankle mobility can lead to leaning in on a squat and can result in knee pain.
If you take proper precautions to increase mobility in all areas, the risk for injury greatly decreases.
This was a pretty good article on T-nation about a joint-by-joint approach.
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