Squats and Knee Health - The Muscle PhD

Squats and Knee Health

Squats and Knee Health

A common thought in the health and fitness industry is that deep squats are bad for your knees. However, virtually no research supports this theory. The anatomy of the knee joint helps stabilize the knee during deep squats and the connective tissue of the knee is rarely challenged past 50% of its peak tensile strength. Keep in mind, however, that any exercise can cause pain or injury when done wrong, so always make sure your form is perfect and use appropriate weights. Check out our article linked below for more info!

Reference: Ottinger, C.R. & Wilson, J.M. (2019). Are squats bad for your knees? Retrieved from: https://themusclephd.com/are-squats-bad-for-your-knees/

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