Knees are meant to move! One of the biggest myths we have seen in our careers is that you can't let you knees pass your toes in any stance. I challenge you to look up still images of athletes in action - their knees are in all kinds of awkward positions.
If we don't prepare for these positions in training then we are very unprepared when we go into those positions in life or sport. And we go into these positions DAILY.
Here is your first variation of knee circles in an awkward position. We want your knees moving through a FULL range of motion. If you are new to this type of mobility and motor control training you will shy away from the majority of the movement so hold yourself accountable and find that full circle.
Closed-Chain Knee Circle
Here's how you perform the drill:
Let's get your knees moving in all the ranges they are meant to move! Let us know how it goes!
(Education Credit: this drill is part of a series of mobility drills taught by Z-Health Performance Solutions - a leading educational company in neuro-centric training for pain and performance)
About the Author:
Taylor Kruse, recently featured in Men's Health, is dedicated to empowering you with the truth and tools for improved health and performance.
His inspiration stems from more than 15 years of education and coaching through systems like Zhealth Performance, The Burdenko Method, and various movement practices.
In 2013, he co-founded KRUSE ELITE with girlfriend, Alisha Hale. Both are dedicated to inspiring people, coaches, and trainers into their best health and performance.