Ever experience knee pain when you squat? Why not try the Spanish squat.
People with patellofemoral syndrome often feel pain on the front of the knee near the kneecap when squatting. You may have heard this condition referred to as “runner's” or “jumper's” knee. It's caused by overuse in sports, injury, or muscle imbalances.
Originally used in the management of patellar tendinopathy, the Spanish squat focuses on reducing knee valgus (caving) during squatting. The pull of the band helps to keep you upright so you can squat deep for greater quad activation, improved anterior knee health, and increased comfort in a deep squat position.
Grab a Rock Solid resistance band and try this one out!
Secure a resistance band around a sturdy object like a squat rack. Step into the loops of the band and position just below the knees. Take a few steps backward until the band is tight. Stand with feet hip-width apart and squat.
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Let us know if you try it!