I’ve had a few questions regarding knee pain with running and in particular a condition called chondromalacia patella which is kind of like runners knee, just that the cartilage behind your kneecap starts to wear out. Not good for our runs guys!! So I did a video going through the elements of chondromalacia patella and strategies to ease pain in the knee and also be aware of mechanics that really up the forces going through the knee with running.
I want to show you how to target functional strength through the knees for running and get the right muscles warmed up and going BEFORE you start. It’s also critical to be able to release particularly VMO which is your teardrop muscle on the inside of the knee but also the other muscles around the knee from a perspective of pain relief as well as what everyone forgets, to make it better able to activate (decrease inhibition) with running. They call VMO ‘the quitter’ for a reason guys! Wake the little bugger up!!
We need our knees guys! Be good to them. Start helping them out as part of your daily running programs. Don’t wait till you need a knee replacement, start NOW!!!
Enjoy your runs RIF REVers!