I am really confused now. Maybe I am reading this wrong, but in his book Starting Strength" Mark Rippetoe comments that your knees buckle in when you squat due to the fact that you have weak ADDUCTORS therefore your body buckles your knees in for greater contribution from the quads to make up for weak ADDUCTORS.
However, in my search on this site and some other places, everybody harps on weak ABDUCTORS and recommends not only strengthening the ABDUCTORS but STRETCHING THE ADDUCTORS. I am all for strengthening any muscle, but wouldn’t the idea of stretching the ADDCUTORS actually make the problem worse, at least according to what Rippetoe says?
I remember Charles Poloquin (sp?) being quite critical of a rec by Paul Chek which stated you should wrap a weight belt around the thighs of a lifter to correct this pattern. Charles stated something to the extent that this would actually train a negative learning pattern into the athlete. I find this strange in that I distinctly remember guys like Gray Cook, Juan Carlos Santana, and Mike Boyle all saying that you should wrap a band around the athletes thighs in order to strengthen up the glute medius.
who is right here?
there seems to be some really contradictory advice out there. Strengthening the ABDUCTORS AND STRETCHING THE ADDCUTORS seems to be a complete 180 from strengthening the ADDUCTORS.