WODdoc Episode 363 Project365: Popliti-whaattt ???
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 excessive twisting forces placed on our knees with dynamic lifts like snatches and clean & jerks can make this little sucker go haywire. Checkout today’s release and mash away some knee pain.
Don’t Mash Blind… Know Your Anatomy…
2. 2 mins of today’s knee pit mash / leg
3. Re-squat and note difference