Oct 16, 2013

{Fit and Strong Day 16}: Knee Strength

We now know that the key to protecting knees from injuries is to develop the muscles that support the knees and lessen the pressure from this overused joint. We've so far covered the hips, glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings that play important role in how our knees absorb the impacts from our daily and sports activities.  

I've read from Howcast that women athletes are more likely to have knee injuries than men.  Ouch!  But I wasn't even an avid runner nor a Tai ji practitioner when I got my knee injury in the first place.  And doing those activities now, I needed something to support my injured left knee.  Even in swimming, I feel my left leg could not kick as much as the right one.  But that does not deter me.

While I manage well on the knee support, there is still a need for me to strengthen both knees for better mobility.  Besides, I don't think it's a great idea to have the knee support while swimming.  It's kind of constrictive and uncomfortable at times.





More knee exercises can be found in these links:

Do check out the other articles in this series: 31 Steps to Fit and Strong

4 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the time when I tripped on the road and fell to my knees. That was really painful. In fact the hurt in my knee didn't go away til 2 months later?

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  2. I injured mine while getting up forcefully after sitting, Indian style. I think I tore a part of the patella...not sure, but that's where it hurts when I bend my left knee fully.

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  3. There are times when I run that I feel my knee is bidding it's good bye to my body. But thank God, di pa naman nagka injury. Maybe I should get a knee support na rin! :)

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  4. Sometimes my knee aches that I cannot fully bent them. I hope this exercise will help reduce aching. Thanks for sharing.

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