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.