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KNEE ANATOMY AND ACTION

Keeping your knees healthy and asymptomatic begins with developing a functional understanding of how this unique joint is constructed (anatomy) and how it does and doesn’t function (biomechanics). The knee is a hinge-type joint, roughly equivalent to a door hinge, but with a little “twist” to lock it into full extension. Instead of a fixed […]

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COMMON PROBLEMS OF THE KNEE

Chondromalacia patellae: Softening of the articular cartilage of the patella that is produced by osteoarthritic degeneration. Such cartilage is unsuited for the high compressive loads and frictional forces involved in squatting, and roughening of the underside of the kneecap is common. Tight quads are responsible for 80% of chondromalacia. Other causes include aging, repetitive overuse, […]

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Knee Wraps Help You to Lift

The back squat is commonly deemed the king of lower body exercises, and many lifters rely on knee wraps to protect their knees when squatting due to the heavy loads that are involved. Knee wraps are also worn to gain mechanical advantage during the squat. There is evidence supporting the notion that wearing knee wraps […]

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Benefits of using weight lifting belt

What are the benefits of using weight lifting belt? A person who is all set to become fitness freak, will surely think about it… Weight lifting belts can help you increase the use of lower-back muscles and abs. According to experts, using a belt while lifting either has little effect on the use of erector […]