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Background, started with medial knee pain from cycling with a smaller q-factor on my road bike. Q-factor is the distance between the pedals. Not sure what was causing it, but it dissipated after a bike fit with custom spindles increasing q-factor to that of my mountain bike. I think there are some issues that stem from the medial knee issue, the most obvious being dysfunction in my left vmo, it fires later than my right side, after the vastus lateralis. It’s also noticeably smaller.
Why do your toes come of the ground? I think you weight it too much in the back, try squatting while stretching your arms and holding the kettlebell there, this counter balance is very effective.
goblet squat! one of my favorites!
Thanks for breaking it down for me David. Point 4 is something I need to pay close attention to. Going to have an FMS screen to today so I’m hoping I get some good feedback on other movement patterns that could be contributing to my lateral knee tightness and pain as well.
another way to think about it – the deadlift (or hip hinge) involves moving your pelvis forward and back. the squat involves moving your pelvis up or down. keep this in mind as you work on the goblet squat. mixing the two is definitely neither!
some of the FMS tests have left and right components: hurdle step, inline lunge, shoulder mobility. ASLR, rotary stability. what were your scores on each side? were there any discrepancies? sounds like rotary stability would be a 3 on the left side, but right was a 2.
He gave me the same score for l-r on all of the tests. The main guy administering the test mentioned he didn’t see any asymmetries, guy certified in smfa that was looking on agreed. He was going to email me with some additional things to work on and I have another private session at the gym with him that was included in the price of the assessment. The only things he mentioned I added above in my last paragraph.
cool – let us know how the additional things to do works for you. lots of ways to skin the cat – FMS and its correctives can do well for you.