Hi T-Folk…Ive got a question.
My girlfriend is having a problem with her knee position in the squats and deads. Basically during the squat (which she does very deep … literally hamstrings touch the calves) she has a problem keeping the hips from shifting from side to side and the knees from turning in and “buckling” during the ascent (concentric). Regardless of the foot position we try, those knees drop during the ascent (the descent is fine).
However during both db and barbell deadlifts, her knees buckle in the same manner, but much worse. But this time the buckling in happens during the descent (eccentric).
This phenomenon is especially interesting as when she uses lighter weight (sometimes only 10-20lbs lighter) the form is better but the weight is far too easy for her. However as soon as the weight bumps up to that critical threshold, the knees drop again. Without the weight, there is no overload, with the weight, the form breaks down.
Does anyone know what’s going on here or what can be done to fix this problem? Any suggestions are much appreciated.