The Myth: “I can’t run I have bad knees…”
A friend told me the other day that she ruined her knees playing basketball in high school so she has had to come to the realization that she can no longer run. I was stunned! She was so active in high school and college. We used to lift weights together, and do these killer isometric deep lunges that would leave us unable to go down the stair for days afterwards.
She definitely had a tight IT band, contributing to her knee cap pain, but also when she put weight on her legs in a single leg stance, her hips were unable to stablize and her knees were taking all the force.