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Old 10-12-2009, 11:56 AM   #6
Kelly Hewitt
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kansas City  MO
Posts: 16
Re: Knee/form question regarding pistols, front squats and back squats.

Hey, thanks for all the replies. I don't have internet at home so just getting back on here.

I am female and I was wondering if this was going to come into play. I used to wrestle in high school and some in college and heard a lot from the female basketball players about ACL tears and dominant quad strength in women. Will crossfit alone not balance this out for me if I drop load amounts and focus on form? Or should I do like you mentioned and maybe put in some extra hamstring work (we all want bigger, more shapely hamstrings anyway, but who has the time/energy?)? Is a weak 'posterior chain' (as you called it) potentially why my deadlift is so horrible (besides not having proper form coaching)? What is a "Q angle"? Thanks in advance.

Thanks for the links, I'll check them out tonight later. Holding the bottom position does seem like it would help with both flexibility and balance.
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