Knee pain can be so annoying!
I’ve had shoulder pain and knee pain and to be honest I’d much rather have shoulder pain because knee pain is just a lot harder to avoid, unless you stop using your legs!
But seriously knee pain can stop you from doing a lot more things than just squats in the gym…like leaving the house.
There are a lot of mistakes people make when first picking up squats in the gym and by not following a few key concepts I explain here you’re really leaving things up to chance when it comes to your safety and how much weight you can push.
First things first, you need to know how to spread the floor, its the foundation to a good squat, basically this helps you to keep your knees tracking over your second toe and using your glutes to keep your pelvis in a good position under load.
You’ve also got to learn how you descend into the squat, are you dumping too much of your weight into your knees and forgetting about using your hips?
This video will go through the how to’s and show you how to put it all together at the end so it will eventually become second nature to you.
That way when you start upping the weight on the bar you don’t have to think about 10 different things, just focus on pushing that weight up and say bye-bye to your knee pain!