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Hi all, I have an issue with my right knee that is really holding up my squat progression; hoping someone will be able to point me in the right direction. A few years ago a large dog ran into the side of knee at speed, and needless to say it left me with a limp and knee pain for several weeks, mostly on the outside of my knee. Since healing it's always been a bit kind of unstable and prone to the odd twinge. I am not a runner or squatter or anything; in fact, my legs are pathetic compared to the much greater strength my upper body has, but I want to change this, and so thought that Coach Sommer is probably correct when he says one should master bodyweight squat work before moving on to weights. Thus, I am doing Foundation 1. A few months ago I hurt the same knee when on the 2nd week of the cross-legged squats in foundation one, it was the exact pain I had after the dog crash--on the outside of the knee. I always felt a pressure on the outside of the knee when performing these cross-legged squats, which should have told me that there was something that needed addressing first! I let the knee settle down and then decided that I probably needed to sort out my stiffness and imbalances which brought me to master the squat series. However, in doing some of the exercises, especially the Cossack squat (I'm careful not to let my arch collapse etc...), I find that I'm getting a niggle on the *inside* of my knee, which I can only attribute to something I'm doing in the master the squat series. I also noticed that staying in a cross-legged position on the floor for some time will inevitably make the inside knee sore, like a tugging twinge or sometimes just achey. I discovered today that even sitting on a chair cross-legged for 10 minutes or so caused the knee to start hurting. I don't know what to focus on to fix this as I thought I was doing the right thing by doing these exercises. I am eager to sort this as I really want to build some strength in my legs! Any ideas? All the best, Aaron
Hello all, I will let our editor tell the tale of 'behind the scenes'; all I will say is that it has been a heroic effort on the eve of his departure from Turkey to the US, including power outages... I want to do some last-minute checking, but all the episodes (16) of Master the squat and hip mobility are all up on Vimeo on Demand, but not yet visible to the world. After checking a few details tomorrow, we will go live on Wednesday morning. The Vimeo on Demand ("VOD") language, following TV, talks about a series (for us, this is the program "Master the squat and hip mobility"); and individual "episodes" (exercises or groups of exercises). The full program will be $5 for the first 24 hours: please note that this price is for Forum members only, and my way of thanking you all for your suggestions—please tell your friends about the program after Thursday! From Thursday, the price will be $10 for the full program (MH convinced me to abandon the "$9.99 means it feels less than $10!" strategy, BTW). After Thursday, I will very much appreciate you telling the whole world about this program, assuming you like it, of course. About half the episodes are single exercises; the rest comprise two or more exercises, grouped by function. So if someone is looking for ankle/calf exercises, they can just buy this group (there are four exercises in this episode). There are 29 exercises in all in the program. And on another thread (hidden at present), you will find the PDF we will use for referencing and talking about this program. That thread is where I want all discussion of programming and execution (form, intensity, etc.) to happen, please.
See the description of the workshop: http://kitlaughlin.c.../st-for-gst.php If there is enough interest, we might be able to put one of these on in other locations, too; please let Miss O (Olivia) know if you are interested. She can be contacted by PM here or her emails address is available from our site (I would rather not put it here). I intend to have the downloadable products available by mid-year; we start shooting in a couple of weeks. If anyone is, or knows, a hotshot FCPX editor, contact me by email or PM, here. We are TOTALLY excited by this!