Hey runners...protect those knees!
6 knee strengthening exercises to incorporate into your workouts to keep those knees healthy (especially for my fellow runners!).
Read below for why this is so important
Bulgarian split squat
Step up (with or without knee drive)
Single leg deadlift
Eccentric goblet squat
Lateral lunge (with or without knee drive)
*All exercises can be performed with a kettlebell, dumbbell or body weight.
The knee relies heavily on the surrounding muscles (quads, glutes) because it is not the most stable joint in the body. The muscles need to be strong enough to properly stabilize the knee and keep it safe.