Strong Knees In 3 Easy Moves
Many middle-aged people have keyhole
surgery to treat degenerative cartilage, but a new study suggests there may be no need for the knife. Norwegian researchers pitted 12 weeks of strength training against knee surgery in 140 patients and monitored them for a year. Both groups experienced equal levels of improved
& function and pain relief, and thigh strength was greater among the exercisers. These moves from the study will build strong knees.
Single leg squat
Stand tall, lift your good leg; balancing on your ‘bad’ leg, slowly bend and straighten the knee. 3 x 10 repetitions.
Knee stability in loop
Hook a resistance band over your ‘good’ leg below the knee and lift the leg out to the side. Hold for 10 secs; repeat 3 times.
Mark an X and hop forward, right, back and left on your bad leg, returning to the centre each time. Do 3 x 3 rounds.
NO KNEED FOR SURGERY Choose strength, not the scalpel