(I know you’re thinking, ooooo what’s this rant going to be about)
Let me define quickly then share my story.
“Biomechanics is the science of movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement”. TA DA 👏🏽.
For me, is a little painful.
I’m mid twenties, I work 6 days per week and train at any chance I physically can get.
I’ve started to need to release my cement truck ankles every morning for the past 4 months now as well as getting tender joint pain around my knees.
My body is always tired and I’m pushing myself to be less reliant of caffeine.
Each day/week I make it a priority to research industry material regarding goal setting, movement patterns, correct technique, anatomy, exercises, nutrition, sleep, recovery, stress, training and most recently today’s topics of biomechanics.
My background is Australian/Greek.
I have a torso that is slightly longer then my lower body, femur bone that sits slightly wider in my pelvis (wide hips) and completely and utterly the flattest pancake feet you’ve ever seen (cement truck ankles). This makes squatting a pain in my ass.
My form on a squat is NOT text book.
My stance is wide and I have a pretty remarkable torso lean, which presents as completely WRONG to any side witness.
Knowing what I know, this stance is the most comfortable for me to perform this movement pattern.
It’s about adjusting your knowledge to the individuals need to make training as enjoyable as possible.
If a compound movement like a squat is painful it’s time to address your biomechanics!