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Knob Knees: Caving During Squat


#1

when i squat my knees cave in. i can keep them in the proper position for a rep or two but then they start to cave. what exercises help to keep the knees out?


#2

Caving in usually happens when you lean forward too much, sounds like your technique turns to shit after 1-2 reps. I would go lighter weight and work on form.


#3

Could be a couple things. 99% of the time its a form issue. Get a video up of some heavier sets so we can see the problem.

When it isnt technique, it's usually weak glutes (medius) or hamstrings. Tight hip abductors can cause this too.