Knee Workouts

Good old fashion ice usually does the trick for me!

Good old fashion ice usually does the trick for me!

If you are experiencing knee pain the best way to alleviate this discomfort is through knee strengthening exercises.  This is a sure fire way to avoid future pain! 

It’s important not only to strengthen the knee joint itself but also the surrounding area around the knee.  Always consult a physician if you experiencing chronic symptoms and extreme discomfort before starting any new workout.   Below are a few of my suggested moves to keep you strong! 

Straight Leg Raise:

  • While seated in a chair, rest your foot on another chair.
  • Lift the foot a few inches off the chair while keeping your leg straight. Hold for 5 -10 seconds.
  • Return to the original position Repeat 5 -10 times.
  • Try to increase the time every week, remember to always challenge yourself!

Step Down

  • Stand on a step on your right foot.
  • Lower your left leg toward the floor, making sure the knee of your right leg is centered over your foot.
  • Do two sets of 10 on each.

Partial Squat:

  • Stand about 12 inches away from the front of a chair with your feet about hip width apart and your toes forward.
  • Bending at the hips, slowly lower yourself halfway down to the chair.
  • Keep your abs tight, and check that your knees stay behind your toes.

Nadia

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Posted on March 25, 2014 and filed under Fitness Lifestyle, NMFITTIPS, Tips.