Should your knees move past your toes when squatting?
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Short answer: YES.
This is such an undying myth. I mean: olympic lifters train their full depth squats with their knees way past their toes, yet 135 lbs bro coach squatters at the gym be like: “Yo, don’t let your knees go past the toes if you want to keep them safe, tehe..”
✅✅✅Bullsh*t. Your knees are fine and are fully capable of holding the weight by traveling a little forward. That’s actually the only way you’re going to keep the barbell’s load “mid foot”.
❌❌❌On the other hand, not letting it move past your feet will increase your lower back & hips stress by... 1070% which is A L O T. Sure, you get a 20% only knee torque, but I don’t think it’s a good trade off with the amount of stress placed on your back. I mean, you choose.. 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️
"..Although restricting forward movement of the knees may minimize stress on the knees, it is likely that forces are inappropriately transferred to the hips and low-back region. Thus, appropriate joint loading during this exercise may require the knees to move slightly past the toes."
🔥🔥🔥TAG somebody who still doesn’t allow their knees to move past their toes!!!