What are some good exercises for people who have shitty knees?

What are some good exercises for people who have shitty knees?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Swim. No jumping jacks.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've been swimming laps all summer, usually 1 mile breast stroke, and I've started to get mild knee pain about 20 laps in. Not saying your advice isn't good but you can get knee pain from swimming if your form is shit like anything else.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically squats, just don’t go tol heavy

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got some adidas weightlifting shoes and my knee pain went away

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sled pushes and pulls have been saving my knees from playing basketball for over 20 years.

    Check out kneesovertoesguy on ig

    Be sure to stretch your hamstrings/glutes/hips too as they all play a part in aligning your knees.

    In general any low impact exercises that allow you to build strength without shocking the joints too much are good.

    Maintain proper form above all else because it's particularly easy to fuck up and be set back for months

    Also lose weight if you can afford to

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Leg extensions. Quad, hamstring, and hip flexor stretches. Foot arch strengthening (idk what the proper term is)

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    kneeovertoesguy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      seems like a shill, is his shit legit?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Dude is legit asf. I have a d1 basketball friend who blew his knee out, the trainers put him on kotg program. I’ve used it and gotten rid of pain in my left knee (wasn’t the worse but it kept me from running more often). Also the dude is connected to Scientology.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >shill
        You can find his knee strengthening program online (try youtube) without paying anything. It's legit. The subscription he runs is more for personalized training.
        All his training boils down to working out muscles that often neglected. So, VMO, hip flexors, hamstrings, and tibialis. Backwards walk for 10 minutes is one of the easiest things to add to you programming that would cover all of that. Backwards pull a sled for more resistance. Hamstring curls, knee raises, tib raises, ATG squats with the help of a slant board, etc.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hindu squats, start slowly and only go down as far as you can but over time increase ROM.
    Slow controlled repetitions, rather than going to failure or maxing out, focus on form, same thing do them slowly and increase ROM over time.
    Hit any neglected parts, hip adductors and abductors are more important to knee health, same with calves and tibia, training all the surrounding muscles improves knee health.
    Start with that but over time increase your focus on the negative part of the lifts as that increase strength and makes you more capable of resisting high forces applied on your knees like squatting heavy or jumping and landing or sprinting.
    Eventually once the pain is lower incorporate plyos, that improves joint and tendon strength but you have to build to it by first doing strength training, the power out training and then plyos. If you just do plyos you will hurt yourself.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    looking for a decent solution myself anon. last year some drunk fuck jumped the curb while i was walking down town and tore the Ligaments in my left leg. while the docs were examining my knees they found signs of Arthritis. FML

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anything that works the glute med, lunges, clamshells, lateral steps with a band, etc is good.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    weighted uphill wheelchair sprints

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Leg extensions and curls

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    spanish squats.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Something I found that really helped with shit knees is to lay down and pull the leg into you while holding onto the knee. It might pop or have some resistance but keep going, not if it hurts but if you feel it'll pop.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reverse nordics

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Reverse nordics
      Those are killer how do you even do them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGLFWC5QhVw

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's a strenght and stretching exercise all in one, you have to go down until you are in pain and then push up. With time your quads will stretch, allowing you to go deeper. With flexible quads your knee tendons get stretched less, this way is more difficult to tear/irritate them.

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