Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Knee Strengthening Exercises

How to strengthen knees

A lot of people are searching the internet looking for Knee Strengthening Exercises.

Well they’ll have to search a long way because you can’t strengthen your knees, only the muscles around them.

I can tell you one thing though; the exercise that helped restore better function to my knees was the leg extension exercise.

A few years ago, every time I walked up stairs my knees would ’give’ a bit. I’m thinking, ’John, you’re getting old - blame old age.’

I discussed it with Harry, master trainer at my gym and he said it wasn’t age it was a lack of strength and recommended squats, but done with this particular machine.
He specifically recommended the squat machine rather than the seated leg press.

He suggested 3 sets of 12 repetitions, starting off with a lightweight for the first set and then moving higher for the next two sets.

I’m mighty pleased with the results. All fixed, but I have to keep doing them. I go to the gym three times a week.

I recommend you do the same.

I do this exercise with the leg curl, three sets of 10, gradually increasing the weights for each set.

Some people will definitely benefit from calf raises.

Some will benefit from exercises to keep the legs in alignment.

You can get these exercises from - along with exercises for a number of other musculo-skeletal dysfunctions.

In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and get a regular and systematic routine to strengthen the muscles around your legs.

John Miller

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