In today’s video, I wanted to show you how to fix your knee pain after squats.
How to Fix Knee Pain After Squats
CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.
I’ll get Donnalee to demonstrate.
These are the common mistakes that people do when squatting and how to fix them.
#1 – Going too deep
If you suffer from knee pain when doing your squats, it might mean that you are not ready to go all the way down in squatting. Your knees are not ready for it. Going too deep when squatting leads to your knee pain so limit how deep you go.
I recommend decreasing how deep you are going to squat. Start off by doing the 90 degree squat and then back up. Go to a point where the thigh is parallel to the floor and then work your way to going deeper and deeper.
#2 – Putting too much weight on the toes
The more weight you have on your toes, it kicks in more on the quadriceps muscles. The quadriceps muscles are pulling on the patella. This puts more stress on the knee joint that leads to knee pain. If you put a lot of pressure against the knee joint when squatting, it will irritate things.
You need to put more weight on your mid-foot or heel area. This will kick in more on your hamstrings and glutes which you want to be strong in order to prevent or help overcome knee pain. This is also great for preventing or overcoming back pain.
#3 – Knees pass the toes
We don’t want the knee to pass the toes. This puts a lot of stress on the knee. Now it is impossible to prevent the knees from passing the toes but you want to try minimizing it.
Go to a point where the thigh is parallel to the floor. Put your weight more in the mid foot and heel, come back up and then go down again. This will decrease the stress on the knee joint.
If you have knee pain after squats, give those three things a go. Watch your depth, watch the weight on your toes and work on decreasing those knees passing the toes.
If you are suffering from any kind of knee discomfort and want to end that knee pain permanently, then check out the Fix My Knee Pain program here:
Rick Kaselj, MS