^ don’t they also function in keeping the knees out when squatting?
I know there is a link between tight/weak adductors and the hernias I had around when I joined this site. My tight hips also led to great quads and injured knees lol. I’ve been stretching and foam rolling my hips, which, along with ab and back work, has helped my squatting move forward without knee/hip/back pain. I wish I paid attention to my hips and didn’t wait until now to get an understanding of how they work. Hopefully going through all of mobilityWOD will allow me to keep progressing without pain.[/quote]
Sorry for the delayed reply…
But yes, that’s a big function. As we know, if you can’t push your knees out and keep them out during a squat, your quads will generally take over…and as nice as big quads are, once your knees are done, good luck with keeping the big wheels. There’s a reason you don’t see many older high-level oly lifters, and this certainly is one of them imho. As cool as oly lifting is, it’s generally hell on the knees.