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Craig Cooper 11-01-2006 11:28 AM

So I have a couple of clients with Chondromalatia, which seems to be the catch phrase for a host of patellar tracking problems, and I'm having some trouble getting a handle on it. Any suggestions?

Robb Wolf 11-01-2006 02:23 PM

I've found sled work to be phenomenal for this. Walking forwards and backwards. These folks cannot help but activate the VMO with the backwards walking and everything is firing in synchrony. If you can find a sturdy plastic mop-bucket at Pro load it with a bunch of weight and rig up a pulling strap. Charles Poliquin did an article for BFS year or two ago using sled work and Peterson Step-ups:
you might want to track that down. I highly recommend Poliquins material...many people slam his work but the dude is legit.

From there itís the standard squat, DL ROM work.

Craig Cooper 11-01-2006 03:06 PM

thanks a lot robb, I'll definitely check that out! By the way, what is BFS?

Ken Urakawa 11-01-2006 08:49 PM

There were directions for making a quick tire sled recently on the CrossFit boards. I made one in about 10 minutes with an old Goodyear. Basically cut a few 2x4's to span the interior, screwed in a piece of threaded, galvanized 1" pipe attached with a floor plate thing (technical term) to put weights on. Drilled a hole for an eye-bolt, which I ran through a small peice of 2x4 on the inside of the tire (so it won't pull through). And viola. Very simple, very effective.

We use an auto tow strap (3" webbing) to pull it, but I hear Cabela's has a fairly cheap harness used for dragging big game animals.

Chris Forbis 11-02-2006 02:43 AM

BFS = BiggerFasterStronger ?

Scott Kustes 11-02-2006 05:07 AM


Originally Posted by Chris Forbis (Post 693)
BFS = BiggerFasterStronger ?

Yes...Bigger Faster Stronger

Greg Everett 11-02-2006 08:48 AM

RE strap for sled--I prefer two webbing loops over a harness. Way more versatile (and cheaper to boot). You can cross them over the shoiulders/chest if you want a harness, but you can drag with the hands in any number of horrific positions, etc.

Jeremy Jones 11-02-2006 03:42 PM

What width is the webbing you are using Greg? (0.75", 1", etc).

Greg Everett 11-02-2006 04:02 PM

1" is good. .75 might be a little painful with heavier loads.

i don't even know if they make tubular webbing anymore, but that stuff is a lot more forgiving.

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