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Preventing Knee Injuries
If you're an active person, your knees may be at risk. Here are exercises to prevent an injury.
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Asymmetrical_Bulgarian

Asymmetrical Bulgarian: You can either hold the dumbbell overhead or by your side. Raising it further engages the core. Place one foot on a bench behind you and lower your body using the strength of the forward leg, which should comfortably be at about 90 degrees in the bottom position.

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Lateral box overs: This can also be done over a step or box. Do a lateral shuffle stepping on the Bosu ball with the trailing leg. Repeat going the other direction.

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Single leg reaches: The idea is to reach to each side as much as you can every time so that your body comes up and down while maintaining good form. Hips shouldn’t sag or rotate. On the leg anchoring you to the ground, the knee should be slightly bent.

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One arm KB swings with frontal walks: Although it’s not illustrated in the photo, try to use a single arm swing. As you do a kettlebell swing, using your hips to generate the force, take a side step. As you take the second step allow the kettlebell to drop between your legs. Repeat the walking swing.

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Single-leg Good Morning: Keep your back and neck aligned, back straight and bend up to the point where you are still maintaining good form. Hips should go back and truly stretch and resist the weight when you bend at the hip. Use the hamstrings and the gluteus to raise yourself up. You can substitute dumbbells with a bar or a medicine ball in front to do split-stance Zerchers. Switch legs for the next set.

(Andrew Meade Photography)

Preventing Knee Injuries

If you're an active person, your knees may be at risk. Here are exercises to prevent an injury.

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