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Old 03-29-2012, 12:11 PM   #11
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Re: Protecting your Knees?

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It's interesting, getting close to my 1 year anniversary has me in new territory. I've got relatively okay form, but the additional power is exposing leaks in my form that I though otherwise decent.

Time to double up on mobility, thanks for the links.
Same thing happened to me. When my weight and power numbers started moving up, I started to find the movement flaws. Now I work on my mob every day.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:00 PM   #12
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Same thing happened to me. When my weight and power numbers started moving up, I started to find the movement flaws. Now I work on my mob every day.
Same here. Got stronger, but that larger weight just seemed to magnify imperfections in my form. A little pinch here, a little twinge there... scary stuff. MobilityWOD has been a life saver, for me. OP, check out the 2nd blog post there, on page 79 (I think)... great hip stretch.


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Old 04-02-2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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Re: Protecting your Knees?

Great thread! I just either tweaked my knee or pulled my calf; I keep feeling pressure behind my knee and it prevents it from fully flexing. It doesn't hurt per say (I can still squat) but it just feels a little weak. What's the general consensus on treatment; pressure and cold?
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #14
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Re: Protecting your Knees?

knee is affected by the whole front line.
Ankle freedom, peroneals, peroneal head, quads, hip mobility, both sacro iliac joint, psoas iliac and diaphragm,

lets not forget, pelvic floor and abdominals.
if that is covered your knees should be fine. and that is just the inferior triangle.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #15
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Great thread! I just either tweaked my knee or pulled my calf; I keep feeling pressure behind my knee and it prevents it from fully flexing. It doesn't hurt per say (I can still squat) but it just feels a little weak. What's the general consensus on treatment; pressure and cold?
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:53 PM   #16
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After some time searching through Mobility WOD, I think it may be me neglecting my iT-Band. I noticed it after running 1.5 miles to a box (was traveling), doing a WOD consisting of 7 thrusters on the minute for 12 minutes and then running another 1.5 miles back to my hotel. In general it feels like everything connected to the back of my knee is horrendously tight and I'm getting a little more popping than normal -- I know that's not anatomically correct, but that's how I would describe it. My knees and ankles tend to pop and it's led to a bad habit of "cracking" them like knuckles to loosen up. Even worse, they crack by internally rotating them... probably the absolute worst thing I could be doing.

After doing some stretches that were highlighted, it seems like the issue has been slightly addressed and I've now made it a conscious effort to avoid cracking my knees or ankles any more.
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After some time searching through Mobility WOD, I think it may be me neglecting my iT-Band. I noticed it after running 1.5 miles to a box (was traveling), doing a WOD consisting of 7 thrusters on the minute for 12 minutes and then running another 1.5 miles back to my hotel. In general it feels like everything connected to the back of my knee is horrendously tight and I'm getting a little more popping than normal -- I know that's not anatomically correct, but that's how I would describe it. My knees and ankles tend to pop and it's led to a bad habit of "cracking" them like knuckles to loosen up. Even worse, they crack by internally rotating them... probably the absolute worst thing I could be doing.

After doing some stretches that were highlighted, it seems like the issue has been slightly addressed and I've now made it a conscious effort to avoid cracking my knees or ankles any more.
Put your affected cross leg over your other leg, and massage your popliteus muscle to loosen it up....

Also maybe mobilize the head of your fibula but that's more advanced and I don't know if you have any experience with anatomy to figure out how to do that.
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Re: Protecting your Knees?

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After some time searching through Mobility WOD, I think it may be me neglecting my iT-Band. I noticed it after running 1.5 miles to a box (was traveling), doing a WOD consisting of 7 thrusters on the minute for 12 minutes and then running another 1.5 miles back to my hotel. In general it feels like everything connected to the back of my knee is horrendously tight and I'm getting a little more popping than normal -- I know that's not anatomically correct, but that's how I would describe it. My knees and ankles tend to pop and it's led to a bad habit of "cracking" them like knuckles to loosen up. Even worse, they crack by internally rotating them... probably the absolute worst thing I could be doing.

After doing some stretches that were highlighted, it seems like the issue has been slightly addressed and I've now made it a conscious effort to avoid cracking my knees or ankles any more.
could be biceps femoris tendonitis or lateral meniscal tear if it keeps up after rest and stretching see your doc
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:51 AM   #19
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Re: Protecting your Knees?

Hey Rob!

Hope your knees are still holding up. I wrote a series of articles on preventing knee pain over the past few weeks. It has a bunch of ideas you can get started working on that would really help. Here's the link to the knee archive of my website.

http://fitnesspainfree.com/?page_id=10

The series is the 4 part that starts with the word Knee Pain.

Check it out and hope it helps sir!

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