⭕️PRACTICAL TIPS FOR FLAT FOOTED SQUATTERS
By now we should know that whatever happens to the knee is a matter of the orders that are given to it, from the “top” and from the “bottom”.
Our knees are basically victim joints that do whatever hips & ankles will tell ’em to do.
For flat footed people it’s extremely common to experience knee pain when squatting due to the fact that knees tend to cave in during the exercise, due to the fact that a pronated foot gives an internal rotation cue to your leg.
How do we make up for it?
We “simply” have to force external rotation of the knee, meaning that we need to implement exernal rotating cue coming from the top & bottom.
✅✅✅1st of all, we need to squeeze our glutes by externally rotating the hips.
❌❌❌Most people will squeeze their glutes by rounding them down, which is really NOT how you wanna do it.
✅✅✅2nd of all we need to provide an external rotation cue coming from the bottom, which means creating a foot arch.
These two cues will force your knees out and help you perform squats well.
Try them out and notice how your squat game will change drastically for the better.