Two Tips to Master Single Leg Squats – Improve Knee Control

 

Single leg squats, and various different balancing exercises form an important part of any runner’s strength and conditioning plan, as well as being a great tool to gauge control and stability.

You might be one of the many runners who struggles to keep control of knee position when performing these single leg exercises.

Using a single leg squat as an example, the aim should be to keep the patella (or kneecap) pointing forwards throughout the movement. However what we often see when stability at the hip and/or ankle is inadequate, is that the knee drifts inwards towards the midline, into a knee valgus, or knock-kneed position.

If you recognise this drifting inwards of the knee as something you do, check-out the simple tips I present in the video above help you maintain knee control and train your body to provide better stability throughout these single leg movements.

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About The Author

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.

 

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