Interesting buzz going on right now in the S&C/Crossfit world. Recently, the "pushing the knee's out during squat" has caused some controversy. Popular by Kelly Starrett, there have been ongoing emails back and forth discussing some of the reasons behind the knee's out cue and what is exactly happening anatomically during the squat. A series of blog posts have begun to outline these emails and there was also a recent article that sought to break down some of the main points of these responses.
So what do we think about this? Has Kelly Starrett found the answer to squatting?
(“Knees out is not the same as driving hips into ground And we seem to solve knee problems. And back problems. In everyone. And help set American records. And world records. K”)
Does "pushing the knee's out" cause good stability & mobility to squat effectively? How should we be teaching our athletes to squat?