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Old 06-09-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
Kevin McKay
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How are these on the knees?

I have been getting into one legged squats but the range of motion in my right ankle is extremely limited due to a bjj injury from years ago I did not properly rehab.

Bringing my heel off the floor makes it possible to get my but to my ankle but I do not want to hose my knees.
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:57 AM   #2
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At our gym, is a girl with a tight achilles due to an injury. So to do pistols, she would place her foot on a downward slope, so her ankle could compensate for the lack of flexibility.
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Old 06-09-2007, 03:54 PM   #3
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I've done HS's for a while and have no knee problems.
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:52 AM   #4
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As for my knees, I have never had any knee problems. Sure, they pop a bit to loosen up, but very rarely have I ever had any knee pain.

This probably stems a lot that I wasn't really a chair kid ( asian home on my mom's side ). That meant sitting, crouching, heck even seiza ( japanese sitting on haunches done often in martial arts ). While I did use chairs, my cousin and I were frequently on the floor.

When I was young, I was quite flexible, and my dad started me on typical judo conditioning. Sumo single leg side squats and duckwalks. Carry that on and by the time I was in HS, I used to do squats with DB on my forefoot for balance and strength training. No problems.

I think the biggest problem from that deep knee angle, especially coming up on the toe, is lack of flexibility and strength. Once those two are dialed in, I doubt it is as much of an issue to build up to do squats on toes.

I still have yet to get pistols on forefoot, the balance is tough. Would be good to get to the point of banging out pistols like nobody's biz first. I lose balance before feeling any sort of joint weakness.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:34 AM   #5
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I've been doing them for a couple of years and have had no knee problems...
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:22 PM   #6
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