Sunday, November 9, 2008

(Post 93) More Myths and the Problems they Cause

Myth #4: When performing a lunge, the knee must never cross the foot and the knee must always be in the direction of the middle toe.

This myth can causes many problems, but before we go any further lets ask the following:

What happens when you are playing a sports or when you have to move your body in an unexpected way that requires that your knee does go beyond the foot and where your knee is not aligned with the foot (which is very common!) and you have not trained your neuromuscular system to control these movements, ranges of motion and positions?

You are taking a huge risk of injuring or rupturing your ligaments, meniscus, tendons and other structures, and this is not taking in consideration that depending on the severity, you may also compromise you hip and ankle which are both functionally linked to the knee.