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Serious Squat issue
« on: July 27, 2016, 03:28:10 AM »
My feet are naturally like that of a duck, facing outwards noticeably more than normal. My orthopedic surgeon told me it's because of my hip's odd formation. I drive my knees out along my feet, but everyone always comments about bringing them inwards more. Also, my knees pop/crack occasionally squatting, which hurts a bit. I subluxed my patella in the past, according to athletic trainer. Idk wtf is up, any insight? Is it okay to proceed like this?
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 08:38:32 AM »
During squat your toes should point outward and knees travel over your toes.  You do not want them traveling inward, ie collapsing.  In regards to the popping, maybe do moe warm up sets to get the fluids in there and joints warmer. 

In regards to the subluxed patella, you need to speak with a specialist about that.  If your patella is back in place, you should be OK, however, if it didn't go back correctly, you could really damage your knee.  Unfortunately, once your dislocated a joint, you could be more susceptible to it in the future if the tendons and ligaments don't tighten up.
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 10:12:46 AM »
Upload some video's from different angles.  I'm sure some of the members could help if they could see.  My left knee is junk, so I don't go heavy with naked knees.  Wraps or sleeves once I get going, and usually have sleeves for my warm ups too. 
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2016, 11:16:10 AM »
I'll take some video, maybe it'll help
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 02:35:44 PM »
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2016, 03:02:49 PM »
Hopefully someone has some insight on how to fix that.  Imho it looks like your not sitting back enough.  The rolling in on your ankle things is odd.  Sometimes our bodies do f'ed up stuff when we are trying to get low.  Some people's knees cave in, some people go too far forward, etc.  I'm no expert, but I'd get an empty bar and try to really sit back and overemphasize pushing through the side of your sneakers.  I'm also a big fan of oly shoes for squats.  I can't see how your ankle could physically do that in a good pair of oly shoes. 
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2016, 03:15:59 PM »
Matt......you knee path is really off!   You should track your knees over your toes.  Currently your toes are pointed outward, however your knees are travelling straight ahead.   Once you fix that, it should fix most of your issues.
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2016, 03:16:16 PM »
I'd be scared to put any sort of weight on my back with my ankles rolling like that. Looks like your feet want to be pointed more inwards. Do your ankles roll like that with your feet in other positions.

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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 03:36:46 PM »
Matt......you knee path is really off!   You should track your knees over your toes.  Currently your toes are pointed outward, however your knees are travelling straight ahead.   Once you fix that, it should fix most of your issues.

Just watched it again.  I think you nailed it.  Do you think he should point his feet more forward like an oly squat, or hit the knees out cue hard?  I still think he needs to sit back more, but I think I do too.   :-[
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2016, 03:54:27 PM »

Just watched it again.  I think you nailed it.  Do you think he should point his feet more forward like an oly squat, or hit the knees out cue hard?  I still think he needs to sit back more, but I think I do too.   :-[

It looks like he's trying to squat with the bar in low bar, so he should widen his stance, keep his toes pointed out and force his knees to travel out over his toes.   
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2016, 04:43:33 PM »
That's how I've always been, orthopedic surgeon said it's a deformity with my hips.

This is my normal walking stance, and what happens when I try to squat
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2016, 04:47:51 PM »
Is it not physically possible to push your knees outward bc of your hips?  The reason your ankles are rolling is bc of the variation between your foot placement and knee travel.  If you physically can't squat properly, I'd suggest some different movements or just stay very light.  I wouldn't recommend trying to build a heavy squat with a bad base like that.  Would hip mobility exercises help you open up your hips?
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2016, 04:49:43 PM »
Is it not physically possible to push your knees outward bc of your hips?  The reason your ankles are rolling is bc of the variation between your foot placement and knee travel.  If you physically can't squat properly, I'd suggest some different movements or just stay very light.  I wouldn't recommend trying to build a heavy squat with a bad base like that.

My heels will go straight up if I try to track them like that. Pushing them outwards along my toes makes them spread relatively far apart.
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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 05:10:43 PM »
Can you turn your feet to maybe 5mins to 1.

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Whats with all the bouncing in the hole?

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Re: Serious Squat issue
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2016, 05:51:04 PM »
Can you turn your feet to maybe 5mins to 1.

Video again.

Whats with all the bouncing in the hole?

will take more next workout
i think thats when i try to prevent my knee from popping
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