The patella (knee cap) is the largest sesamoid bone in your body. Sesa-whaattt? In anatomy, a sesamoid bone (/ˈsɛsəmɔɪd/) is a bone embedded within a tendon or a muscle. It is derived from the Latin word “sesamum” (sesame seed), due to the small size of most sesamoids. Oftentimes, these bones form in response to strain. Thanks wikipedia …. Anyway it is important […]
Popliteus is a deep calf muscle located in the back of our knee pit (see image below). It is responsible for medially rotating the knee and lat laterally rotating the hip (femur). When bending the knee from a straightened position it contracts to create a twisting force to unlock the knee. Deep squatting and the […]
Are those knees aching?… Well one way we can help rejuvenate them is to use jump stretch bands to distract the joint. By gaping and oscillating it around we can promote joint lubrication… in a sense re-juice that sucker….. Today’s WODdocket: 2 mins / knee – distractive oscillation as shown in today’s video.
Typically over-stress to an area of tissue is was causes those gremlins to start knotting things up. We all so commonly jump right to the area that hurts and start mashing away. And…… it works a ton of the time. But sometimes we do it over and over and over again with only temporary relief. […]
Knee caving is an epidemic in the squatting world period… doesn’t matter if you’re a crossfitter, power lifter, or doing conditioning during high school track practice. I see it EVERYWHERE! So, when someone asks for a couple fixes I am happy to oblige. Here are 3 of my favorites….. super simple + effective = good […]
How many of you have had persistent knee pain. Pain that just doesn’t ever resolve no matter how many times you roll out your knee. A long time ago a man named Levitt said “He who treats the site of pain is lost.” That isn’t true 100% of the time. But it damn sure seems […]
The bottom position… nope get your heads out of the gutter… we’re talking back squat, front squat, OHS, snatch (again, heads out of the gutter), and clean, all need mobility at 3 locations (hips, knees, and ankles). I think we can all agree that to reach full depth, full knee flexion is a large player. […]