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11/5/12 3:28 P

Oh ok - Well, it was worth a try. Oh yeah, I am grateful to not have any knee pain outside of an ache ever so often.

Thanks for the suggestion to check Youtube for the stretches. emoticon emoticon

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11/5/12 3:24 P

I don't think you can correct that kind of mis-alignment. Be grateful that you don't have knee pain (more common with misaligned kneecaps).

If your LEFT foot point out on squats & jumps, check Youtube for "piriformis stretch" and "calf stretch".

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11/5/12 2:57 P

Mine kinda looks like the picture....Left knee looks more in line with the left foot, but right knee looks a little bowed. Hmmm....I do jumping jacks funny too - Right leg goes out to the side further and bends more.

Edited by: ISEECHANGE at: 11/5/2012 (15:03)
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CHERIMOOSE Posts: 392
11/5/12 2:35 P

There are few reasons why your feet could turn out, and some are fixable. Try this test: Stand up when barefoot and wearing shorts (or no pants) and line your feet up so they're parallel. Then see if your kneecaps are aligned with your feet, or if they're turned inward, like the picture on the right: i.imgur.com/llpvt.jpg
You may need to have someone check you from the front (or take a picture of yourself.)
Post your results here.

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11/5/12 2:29 P

Oh great! So good to hear, Zorbs13! I was getting discouraged!

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11/5/12 2:21 P

totally normal. The first part/last part of the burpee movement is a deep squat, and most people cannot squat ATG with feet parallel.

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11/5/12 1:59 P

I am having a hard time doing burpies correctly - my legs and feet turn out when I go down to do the burpie, and they turn outward when I jump in. Is there a reason I am doing that? It is harder to stand up or stand up and do the jump when my feet and legs are turned outward. I try to turn them inward so that my feet are pointing straight ahead, but they refuse! Is anyone else having trouble with this, and were you able to modify or fix it?

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