Friday, May 8, 2009

The Tone-Knees - continued

Remember we need our knees for a lifetime...
Strengthen. Add lower body exercises on the weight machines. Start with light weights that allow you to complete 15 reps somewhat easily (1-2 sets at first, adding another later). Once you can perform that 3rd set easily, try adding additional weight.

Treat. If you feel occasional soreness, carefully try the exercises and strengthening moves above, but be mindful of whether you feel muscle work or joint pain. Challenge yourself slowly and if you continue to feel pain (especially sharp pain), see a physician to treat the problem.

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