When was the last time you squatted and felt that all to familiar hip impingement pain?
Or was it your knee that gave out?
Most of us don't realise the role of our hip and ankle mobility in knee health, nor do we pay much attention to our shoulder mobility when we cant squat well. Your squat - one of the most basic needed movements in CrossFit - is pretty much the 'be all and end all' of your movement capabilities as far as leg strength is concerned. Whatever the variation of the squat, the issues are similar if not the same and the fixes are similar too.
Unlike your shoulders, your hips are a mobile joint that require complexity and so do your ankles. Being trapped in shoes in our sedentary lifestyles, our hips and ankles have become rigid and when put under some simple pressures of the squat, jump or climbing actions, they break down.
Would you like to learn how to fix your squat?
Train pain free in your hip/knee/ankle and find the secret to hitting that arse to grass squat?
If you answered YES to any of those questions, then please feel free to contact me about our hip/knee mobility workshop.
Look How Lucie's Overhead Squat improved from a bit of hip mobility during our shoulder mobility workshop
Anurag Gill is the Head Coach at HYDRA Movement in Moonee Ponds.