***HAVE KNEE PAIN DURING LOWER BODY EXERCISES?***
While squatting and lunging are fantastic exercises to train your lower body, they can be really bothersome if you have cranky or sensitive knees. The first recommendation from Achieve owner @jasonlpak in this case is to definitely see a physical therapist to check out what’s going on. As time consuming as it might sound to go to a PT a couple times a week, it will save you a tremendous amount of time, energy, and frustration on the back end trying to figure it out for yourself. Secondly, it can be easy to get really discouraged and just either not hit the gym at all, or completely skip training your lower body, but both of those options aren’t really that productive.
What we recommend instead is to just perform movements that require you to shift your hips and weight back towards your heels. Typically with knee pain, movements that require your knees to flex forward and put weight on your forefoot exacerbate symptoms. Exercises you can still probably do are:
3️⃣Single Leg Deadlifts
5️⃣Hamstring Curl variations
6️⃣Squatting variations that are more hip dominant
So, if you’re having some knee pain, don’t worry and go get it checked out. In the meantime, you can still train your lower body hard as long as you don’t attempt to train through painful ranges of motion. Train hard and train safe! Double tap if you liked this post and please let us know if you have any suggestions for us for future videos!✌️💙💪!