Yeah pretty much agree with everything you say. The lack of any negative feedback or constructive criticism about it definitely has me skeptical. I don't have any major knee issues but was thinking I may integrate some of his stuff into some stretching routines.As always, a disclaimer: I am not a doctor or physical therapist so this is just my opinion. I think his methodology and theories makes logical sense. However, like he says himself, they are mostly hypothesis that are sort of the next logical progression developed from current proven principles, but there have been very little study and test on his ideas, therefore, his evidences are currently mostly anecdotal (he is very transparent about this). I have been integrating his advices into my training, but I don't have any chronic knee pain to magically get relieved so I can't confirm or disprove some people's claim of instant improvement, and it also haven't been long enough for me to draw any useful conclusions from my progress.
I really appreciate the fact that he doesn't try to hide key information to make people pay for his programs. If you are relatively experienced and knowledgeable in fitness, you can probably piece together his entire paid program from his free videos.
My biggest scepticism comes from the fact that he seems to get almost 100% praise and no criticism even in the toxic culture of YouTube fitness (I mean just look at how many negative comments are under even the largest tennis youtube channels' videos). The fitness industry, especially on social media, is usually extremely tribal and would often relentlessly attack anyone who advocates for anything other than the regular "bro science" (you know, no pain no gain, anabolic window...that sort of stuff). I just find it slightly odd that no one seem to be making videos titled "KOT guy is a fraud that will kill your gains" when NOT squatting knees over toes is like rule 2 in the bro science book, and attacking his rapidly growing channel would've been quick and easy exposure. His youtube videos are also quite repetitive, and I would've expected some dedicated trolls complaining about how he is just milking the same content.
All that being said, one of his biggest principles is to train at the highest pain-free intensity that suits the individual, and to never train through pain. If you follow that advice, I see no downside in trying his system out for yourself. Worst case is you stay the same
Glad to hear you are getting some good early results with these exercises.I just googled Knees over toes guy tennis to see if any other tennis players are following his workouts. I ended up here!
I am a couple of weeks into his knee ability zero plan. I've been teaching fitness classes (mainly TRX and Spin) for 20 years. I have had 3 medial menisus surgeries and my knee went pop back in April. I have not felt good enough to go back yet to tennis.
Starting to feel less pain walking and stair climbing. I love how the backwards walking makes the knee feel, tibialis raises and all the other stuff is having a good effect.
I am not totally convinced I will make it back, but the progress makes me feel there is a chance.
I will update going forward.