Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday Mobility: Set the Knee Hinge Up to Actually Hinge

This is a good two for one video looking at the hinge mechanics at the knee and how it can affect your squat and also the freedom of rotation at you hip.  Looking at the knee it is as simple as a"hinge" joint but the small amount of motion that can occur with rotation of the tibia on the femur can lead to small amounts of restriction that can have a major impact.

Look to clean up some of these seemingly small motions to help you get the bigger ranges of motion that you are looking for.  There is almost always something more going on if you keep looking long enough.

Credit: Kelly Starrett at MobilityWOD

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