We’ve caught lightning in a bottle this week as we explore knee health in ultrarunning with the phenomenon himself, the “Knees Over Toes Guy,” Ben Patrick. After years of injury and multiple surgeries, he went back to basics and rebuilt his knee function and strength from the ground up. Now, he’s fundamentally changing the training game. For years the advice in strength training was to never go “knees over toes,” well Ben has thrown this orthodoxy on its head and is getting amazing results with athletes of all stripes. So, we asked him how trail and ultrarunners can operate without knee pain and bulletproof their knees.
“For distance running, I’d care about my soleus and anterior tibialis like most lifters care about their bench press and curls.” ~ Ben Patrick, Knees Over Toes Guy
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