“Bulletproof” your knees, part 1

Want “bullet-proof” knees? Learn to manage frontal plane forces (yes, transverse plane, too, but I’m talking frontal plane here.)

Here, Cam is working on Band-resisted Shuffles with controlled return steps, which allow her to develop frontal plane stabilization strength by managing a frontal plane load on a single leg.

It works well for her because she can partially “self-manage” the difficulty by adjusting speed and knee flexion/extension. Obviously, we can increase intensity on a macro scale by using heavier resistance bands.

One of the bonuses of this activity is that it will also improve her speed, especially in frontal plane movements.

This is a simple, yet effective way to improve knee stability and frontal plane movement and force reduction/production.


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