Does Knee Cave in During the Squat Matter?

By djpope

August 28, 2019

Knee, knee cave in, knee in, knee pain, knee tracking, meniscus, patellofemoral pain, squat, squatting

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. This week we talk about a pretty fun topic for me, but also one that’s pretty controversial. I’m sure you’ve heard the argument, when the knees come in during the squat, “it’s bad.”

Well, why is that? How come knee in is bad? How come the knees come in in the first place? What actually gets injured if my knees come in? Atleast for me, when I first heard that knee in was bad I had a lot of questions. Well tune in as Kiefer and I attempt to dissect this topic for you. Here’s what we cover:

  • In what populations do you see the knee coming in during the squat?
  • Is knee in a strength, mobility or technical issue?
  • Why do the knees come in with elite weightlifters?
  • How length tension relationships affect knee in?
  • How passive stabilizers may play a role in knee in
  • How the natural contour of the hip affects knee in
  • Is knee in as bad as smoking?
  • How knee in affects the patellofemoral joint
  • How knee in affects the tibiofemoral joint
  • Corrections for knee in
  • How important is the glute medius?
  • Should I do lateral band walks to help my knee in?

That’s it! Hopefully now you’ve gotten a little bit of extra information when it comes to knee in during the squat.

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I’ve got my knees in right now,