Tired of your knees getting stiff and inflamed when you're hiking? Check out these 4 tips for combating knee pain and 5 simple exercises you can add to your weight training routine:
2. Target hamstrings and inner thighs: These muscles are often under developed. They provide crucial support for your knee, and if they are weak, your knee joint becomes unstable, over-worked, and inflamed. In the video below, I include several exercises targeting these areas.
3. Global mobility: Stretch the hip and ankle joints in all directions, so that they are able to bear their share of the load on the downhill.
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Here are 5 exercises you can add to your training program to help strengthen your knee joint. Happy trekking!