Exercise Safely: 3 Tips to Avoid Knee Pain & Injury When Working Out by Rachel Nieman

Fitness
5 years ago
Exercise Safely: 3 Tips to Avoid Knee Pain & Injury When Working Out

Want to protect your knees when you exercise? Follow these simple rules. 

  • When jumping, always land with a soft knee. Think of trying to make a soft, quiet landing - it will help you to land naturally in a way that protects the knee. 
  • When doing squats or lunges, don't let your knee go forward of your toes - your weight should be remain toward your heels. 
  • Don't hyper-extend your knees. Always keep a very slight bend in the knees, even when standing.

Remember: pain is your body's way of telling you something's wrong. Listen to your knees!

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