Interview with a trainee: Andrew LeDuc

knees interview, case study, squat We love to hear from anyone whose improved their health through exercise in training. In order to share the stories of success, we’re happy to interview anyone who feels they’ve benefited from our videos or articles. The first of our series comes from Andrew LeDuc, who approached Chris Williams to thank him for his YouTube instructional videos. Continue reading

How to use sissy squats to correct patella maltracking

sissy squat, kneesIf you suffer from patella maltracking, the chances are you find it difficult, and likely painful, to perform any activity that involves bending the knees. Sissy squats are all about bending your knees, and are a big step towards making that knee pain a thing of the past. They’re not a quick fix: they may take time to master, and progress may be slow, but if you were to do only one exercise to help your knees, the sissy squat could make the most difference in the long run. Why? Because they improve the balance between the muscles which pull the patella laterally and medially, specifically targeting the tracking of the patella. Continue reading

What is patella maltracking?

patella maltracking logoPatella maltracking is one of the main causes of knee problems, so it’s important to understand why it occurs. If you have general knee problems, this brief guide will help clarify exactly what patella maltracking is and how it might be responsible for your pain. We will explain what the patella is, why it tracks incorrectly and the problems this can cause, as well as briefly touch on what can be done to relieve pain. Continue reading

This 87-year old man can do his squats, can you?

old man squatsThe man in this photo is doing squats, standing from a chair with good form and – most importantly – no difficulty. He is 87-years old and does his squats regularly, with the mobility of a much younger person. He even trains with weighted squats. Wouldn’t you like to be able to move like that at 87-years old? Well you can. It just takes a bit of effort, and not everyone is willing to make that effort.  Continue reading

Self-treatment of patella maltracking

self-treatment patella maltrackingThe following videos were an early introduction to self-treatment for patella maltracking, filmed in my private gym, under the earlier LiftAge brand. In spite of the low production values, the advice in these guides has already helped dozens of people, internationally, to resolve lasting issues with patella maltracking and knee problems in general. If you would like help with knee pain relief, these videos are an excellent place to start, and will be updated in the near future: Continue reading