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4 Exercises To Help Runner's Knee

Posted Sep 14 2009 10:22pm

This past Saturday I presented foam rolling and plyometric training techniques at the DC Capital Striders Running Club and lululemon athletica Running Panel.

It was a fantastic event and I really had a blast learning and sharing from some outstanding running experts, athletes, and fitness/running enthusiasts.

One of the other experts that spoke was Physical Therpist Robert Gillanders.

He said that each year 50% of runners have an injury that will stop them from running or cause them to change their running.

The most common joint that is injured for runners is the...

Knee!

Interestingly enough, the exercises he recommended to prevent and treat knee pain primarily have to do with strengthening the hips.

Here are the exercises:


#1. The Calm Shell 
(hips against wall)





#2. Wall Slide 
(hips and heel against wall)





#3. Side Plank 
(w/ bottom knee down)






#4. Resistance Band Shuffles





He didn't recommend sets or repetitions, but to do each exercise until muscular fatigue.

Throw one or two of these into your warm-up and strength training routine to feel the difference!


Do you do any of these exercises?

Leave me a comment for any additional information.

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