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Exercises for Hips and Knees

By January 21, 2012

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Some of the best exercises for your hips and knees a simple moves that work your hip through the entire range of motion,

To reduce knee pain, and help the patella track properly, it helps to do exercises that engage the abductors and adductors. Theses muscles are critical for providing integrity of the hip joint and create a strong, balanced link between the lower body and the core. If you routinely exercise the hip only in one direction (with walking, running, clycing, etc.) you are missing out on some lateral movement that helps improve that structural integrity of the hip, as well as the entire lower body.

If abductor and adductor muscles are not strong, flexible, and balanced, the patella (kneecap) may not track properly as the knee bends and you may wind up with knee pain, patellofemoral syndrome, or another injury.

Learn how to add the best knee and hip exercises to your workouts to help build hip joint integrity:

lateral band walking

Example Beginner Exercises

Example Intermediate Exercises

Example Advanced Exercises

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