What Happens to a Knee Valgus Collapse During a Squat?


A slow motion view on what happens to a knee valgus collapse whilst squatting. A very interesting view into exactly what happens to the knee in this situation.

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18 thoughts on “What Happens to a Knee Valgus Collapse During a Squat?”

  1. Thanks so much for putting together such an informative video. Rarely do you get such a direct answer to a question. Brilliant.

  2. hi guys, the best info that ive ever had was by using the Lenas Bow Remedy (just google it) – without a doubt themost helpful method that I have ever seen.

  3. My biggest fear in the weight room right now is valgus knee collapse happening to me when I squat with heavy weight. I have noticed my knees want to go inward when I squat and I have been concerned. This is very helpful! Thank you!

  4. Great video! Can you please provide the number of repetitions of each exercise and their frequency per day/week? Thanks…

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  6. In the first minute, it looks like you're emphasising the glute medius over the glute maximus around the bottom of the squat. But the glute medius is an internal rotator when the hip is flexed (we're trying to avoid internal rotation), it's the glute maximus that's an abductor.

    You can see it at around 1:30, when the length of the posterior fibres of the glute medius only changes slightly, and the anterior fibres hardly change length at all. But a few seconds later it shows the glute maximus, which shortens a lot during that exercise as it is an abductor.

    I'm not disputing the rest, and I realise the glute medius is important as it becomes an abductor at the top of the squat, I just found the first minute a little misleading.

  7. I've read research regarding performing stretches to muscles in a standing position – if weight-bearing muscles are being stretched in a weight-bearing position, can they be properly stretched?

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