On countless occasions we stopped in the importance of caring knees when training, they are one of the joints that most often suffer wear misuse or poor posture. So this time we want to stop at one point to take into account. This is the lock knee joint to perform some lower body exercises. Something that if we do not take into account can end up paying us bills.
Often what we call blocking articular knee happens, occurs without even realizing or for various reasons highlight below and we can not ignore, since lock makes the tension accumulated during exercise moves to knees. What we will achieve with this is that the knees suffer enormously at the time of exercise, because the load they will bear will be more than they should.
What is joint blockage of the knees?
The knee joint locking is that when we do an exercise in which this joint is present what we do is stretching all the legs to the knees remain completely straight . This simple gesture makes all the tension that builds up in the muscles that we are working, and ends up concentrating on the joint. It is therefore important not to block them and leave the movement half done.
The leg press, a clear example when it comes to blocking the knees
An example clear this blockage is when we do leg press machine . In this case we usually use very high loads because we are working muscles that require it. But it is not always the best option, because without realizing we tend to block the knees, because to lift that heavy load we stretch our legs completely and we are damaging our knees without even realizing it.
Some Tips to Avoid Knee Blocking
To prevent this from happening we recommend is to control the movement at all times we will perform when working with your legs. The main premise is to avoid blocking the knees. For this we need to be aware at all times of it and never stretch the legs completely. We do not need to complete the movement. Leaving the knees slightly bent will serve, as this will avoid this blockage and what it represents.
Surely many think that nothing happens to block the knees when working the legs. Well the first time and the next ten not, but little by little the knees will be resenting and we can get to injure them. This requires being aware of it, lessen the burden to better make the move. Ultimately if we are not able to control this, it is best to stop doing the exercises in which the knees tend to block and make others safer instead.