The knees are one of the highest impact areas of the body and it is therefore vital to undertaken knee strengthening exercises to help protect the muscles from wear and tear. As with any form of strengthening exercises though it is important to remember to intermix stretching exercises to prevent over tightness of the muscles.Equally as important though is to remember not to overdo the knee strengthening exercises. A small amount of pain will show that micro-tears are occurring enabling the muscles to become bigger and stronger, these tears though do need time to heal, so exercises should not be undertaken on consecutive days.Knee strengthening exercises will focus mainly on the hamstrings and quadriceps, although it is important not to forget the calf muscles and hip abductors which also help support the knee. Focusing on one group of muscles and ignoring the rest will cause muscle imbalance which will cause knee problems in itself.
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