Knee Exercise Is Almost As Important As Other Workouts

Aug 9th, 2008 | By Fitness | Category: Effective Exercise

Knee exercises are one of the most important exercises in all sports , physical activities and martial arts. Everything we do in these activities, we do with the help of our knees. Knee exercises will help if you have arthritis in your knees or other knee pain. Knee strengthening exercises involve strengthening the muscles of the legs and hips, which help by giving the knees more support.

Walking, jumping and running movements all involve the kinetic chain of ankle, knee and hip. Thus it is advantageous to strengthen the quadriceps in a similar manner to real movements - specificity of training is an accepted principle in sports science. Walking is getting a bit easier though. Walking is the best way to strengthen your knee.

Pain is often mild and intermittent in the beginning and worsens over time. When muscles and tendons are stressed even slightly beyond their capabilities, microscopic tears occur. Pain is your body’s way of protecting you from hurting yourself further. It is not unusual to experience mild stiffness and aching of the muscles that lasts up to a day after exercising. Pain, swelling, stiffness and reduced range of movement of the knee joint occur and gradually get worse.

Get your lower body in great shape. When your knee is not in good shape it’s almost you can’t do any workouts. When feeling pain even slightness of pain, consult your family doctor for advice.  Love your knee and treat them nice, don’t push too hard.

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