Lately, so many people have been writing me about concern for their knees. Either they don’t exercise at all because of their knee problems or they completely ignore what their knee is telling them and continue to exercise without taking necessary care for their knees. Both is exactly what you DON’T Want to do when you have pain in your knees. The knee joint is extremely complicated and holds about 80% of our bodyweight. So, you can imagine how susceptible to injury they are. Aside from getting your doctor to take a look at your knees to make sure their isn’t an underlying problem that deserves extra care, here are the things you want to STAY AWAY FROM when you have troubled knees
- Avoid Hard Surfaces.: Try to exercise on soft carpet or grass areas
- Avoid High Impact Activities.: Steer clear of exercises where you have to JUMP and Land. Try not to do any exercises that involve sudden starts and sudden stops.
- Don’t Do Exercises That Put Stress on the knee: Stay Away from Squats, Lunges, and Leg extensions. Try not to do any exercises that make you bend your knee at a 90 degree angle or beyond.
- Avoid Shoes with No Support: Invest in great shoes and depending on how often you execise, make sure you replace them when they need to be replaced. Shoes don’t last forever.
Here are some things that you can do to Get your workout in and strengthen your knee.
- Walk, Walk, and Continue Walk: It is recommended that people with problems with the knee joints walk at least 20 minutes per day. Walking is a very low impact exercise that is an all around great exercise activity for everyone, especially those with knee problems
- Exercise In Water: The Buoyancy in Water will actually help your knees. You can get a great workout in with less stress and pain in them.
- Focus on the muscles that Support Your Knee. Find low impact (like ones in the video below) that will strengthen you Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Calves, Hips, and IT BAND (Illiotibial Band).
- WARM UP AND STRETCH: Before starting and after finishing exercising always warm up and stretch.
Here is a Video of A little more Info.