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Train Hamstrings and Glutes For Knee Health

Nov 8, 2011

Anterior knee pain is a common trait found amongst Americans these days largely due to the type of footwear and activity we are performing. Women are prone to knee issues because of the "Q" angle of the hips compared to their knees. Add in high heels and you have a recipe for disaster.

How do we combat these knee issues? Performing posterior chain movements (hamstrings, glutes, lower back) helps hold the knee in place, giving you more support throughout the joint. As a side effect from this type of training, you will also run faster! Not a bad combo! Here are a few movements you can perform with your Fitness Together trainer:

-Kettlebell Swings

-Stiff Leg Deadlifts

-Glute and Ham Raise

-Lunges

-Good Mornings

Add a few of these movements into your training program and enjoy healthier, sturdier knees!

-Eric

Fitness Together Newtonville & Aburndale

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