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Old 04-10-2009, 12:02 PM   #1
Andrew Wilson
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Default chondromalacia patellae, knee bend, and muscles imbalances

So starting back in Oly, I've really began to discover the muscles imbalances I have developed from doing random workouts & body weight/ mono type training. This week I've come across a very minor case of chondromalacia patellae in my right knee. I should be able to recover soon, but the cause is very, very obvious, check out these squats:

http://www.dailymotion.com/coldsurf/video/15017067

I've always had this issue ever since I started Oly in high school, yet never really solved them. Being a wrestler then, weight cutting would always detrain the gains. Now out of college, I started Oly again and things like this are starting to be exposed. I figured the knee bend has to do with being quad dominant, so bought Starting Strength a few weeks ago and have been reading up on how to activate the hamstrings. Worked very well so far and continued to work heavy squats to fix it. Now, I've come across this chondromalacia patellae and have realized I need to put more focus in fixing this. There's definitely something going on with the right knee, I can see it in all squat, snatch, and clean videos...

Does anyone have an recommendations on how to rehab/fix this?

I'm going to rest it until I quit hearing the grinding noise in the joint, then starting doing pistols to retrain alignment. My leg strength right now is the strongest its every been. I've gained 7 pounds just this month...
Thanks AW
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