In January, when we had our official BlueLIFE kick-off, Dr Chris Powers described problems we can face with lower extremity injury, in particular, to our knees.
You may recall that he indicated the key to healthy knees lies in what’s around them, that is, in your hip, glutes, ankle joints and calf muscles.
So what are some things you can do to protect your knees from injury?
First, start with the premise that jogging/running is “not a beginner’s sport.” The amount of force exerted is very hard on the knees.
Second, strengthening your glutes (butt), quads and hamstrings (thighs) maybe the most important step you can take to avoiding knee injury.
These exercises may help. If nothing else, it might just improve the look of your bum.
For a useful guide on knee rehab produced by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, click here. Please note: if you are experiencing pain in your knee, or with any body part for that matter, it’s not advisable to try to diagnose and treat the condition yourself. BlueLIFE recommends you seek professional assistance before starting any intervention exercise or intervention program.
for your gluts (butt) …
for your hamstrings…
for your quads…