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    Buckling In Knees

    Whenever I do deads or bent over barbell rows my knees always buckle...what should I strengthen in my legs to prevent this?

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    Make sure you never fully extend your knees, this will cause huge amounts of stress on them. You might also want to try using knee wraps to help support the weight yur lifting.

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    widen your stance,


    where are your feet located currently?

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    my stance is a bit less than shoulder width...

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    Define 'buckle'

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    buckle, shake crazily, feel like theyre just going to give out

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    Stand shoulder width. Also, start doing some excercises to strengthen the adductors. You could also perform self-myofacial release along the IT band.

    Do you have a problem with feet exterior rotation when doing squats?

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    squats are not a problem because my knees are only in that lower position for a split second, the problems is mainly when theyre in a fixed lower position for several seconds.

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    hmmm does it happpen with any weight?? Mine used to bend a bit to the left or right but now I make sure to push through the heel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheedno
    Stand shoulder width. Also, start doing some excercises to strengthen the adductors. You could also perform self-myofacial release along the IT band.

    Do you have a problem with feet exterior rotation when doing squats?
    awsome post. Did you read up on the NASM?

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    [QUOTE=Pheedno]Stand shoulder width. Also, start doing some excercises to strengthen the adductors. You could also perform self-myofacial release along the IT band.

    Do you have a problem with feet exterior rotation when doing squats?[/QUOTE]
    I do!!!!! whats that mean?

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    [QUOTE=needmorestrength]
    Quote Originally Posted by Pheedno
    Stand shoulder width. Also, start doing some excercises to strengthen the adductors. You could also perform self-myofacial release along the IT band.

    Do you have a problem with feet exterior rotation when doing squats?[/QUOTE]
    I do!!!!! whats that mean?
    2 things


    1. You could have a weak gluteus medius

    2. You could have a tight soleus, biceps femoris or periformis

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstrack
    2 things


    1. You could have a weak gluteus medius

    2. You could have a tight soleus, biceps femoris or periformis
    ahhhhhhh right.....














    Now in english please lol

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    your glutes are weak or are not firing right when you squat also your calf muscles are tight which is causing your feet to rotate.

    piriformis is the small muscle deep in you ass that rotates your leg outward.

    biceps femoris- is one of you hamstring muscles

    soleus- one of your calf muscles-commonly associated with shin splints

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    you could always try wrapping your knees too, for extra support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstrack
    your glutes are weak or are not firing right when you squat also your calf muscles are tight which is causing your feet to rotate.

    piriformis is the small muscle deep in you ass that rotates your leg outward.

    biceps femoris- is one of you hamstring muscles

    soleus- one of your calf muscles-commonly associated with shin splints
    Thanx bro, something to definatly consider

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorestrength
    Thanx bro, something to definatly consider
    It is pretty much a science on why you have muscle imbalances. Knees adducting or abducting, feet internally rotating or external, feet flatten, lumbo pelvic hip complex, shoulder complex, etc... If you can notice what you are doing wrong you can correct it through proper stretching and strengthening of the weak muscle.

    not that you have all these imbalances...I was just using them as an example of some of the imbalances one can have.

    any hoo!

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