A FREE Live Community Session about “Squat biomechanics: Knees in or out?” led by Breathe Education’s CEO, Raphael Bender.
What You’ll Learn:
Factors influencing squat biomechanics
Are weak glutes to blame for knees going in (valgus)?
The mechanism of ACL injury in athletes
Components of skilled movement
Resources mentioned during the session:
- Knee valgus in squatting does not predict future ACL injury here
- People with knee osteoarthritis have more cartilage degeneration on the medial knee compartment, regardless of valgus or varus alignment here
- Women have more knee abduction in weight-bearing activities here
- Conflicting and poor quality evidence of a relationship between hip muscle strength and knee valgus here and here
- Less ankle dorsiflexion is associated with more knee valgus here
- Paralyzing the gluteus medius doesn’t change the Trendelenburg test here
- The ITB stores elastic energy during running here
- Humans make near-optimal adjustments of control to initial body configuration in vertical squat jumping here