Strengthen Your Knees

walking lunge

If you are doing any kind of exercise these days, you may find your knees are screaming. According to Dr. Jordan Metzl you need strength training for pain-free knees. Here are some moves to help stabilize and keep them in proper working order. Do these twice a week.

Walking Lunge

Step forward and lunge down. Then bring your back foot forward and swing it in front, lunging with that leg. Continue lunging forward, alternating legs. Do 3 sets of 15 reps, counting right and left together as 1 rep.  See top photo.

side lunge

Low Side-to-Side Lunge

Clasp your hands and shift your weight to your left leg and lower your body, bending your left knee and pushing your butt back. Without raising yourself all the way to standing, shift to the right. Alternate back and forth for 15 reps on each side. Do 3 sets.

mountain climbers

Mountain Climbers

Get into a push-up position. Bring your right knee in, then extend it back. Bring your left knee in, then back. Alternate legs and move as fast as you can while maintaining good form. Do 3 sets of 15 reps, counting right and left together as 1 rep.

Keep those knees working!

Lisa B

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