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    Leg/glute exercises that are easy on the knees

    Lately I’ve been having trouble with a lot of stiffness and some pain in both knees. It’s mostly when I’ve been training a lot, specifically legs and cardio. It seems that just resting for a week is the only thing that helps, but the stiffness always comes back. Looking for some exercises that I can focus on to give my knees a break but still get in a killer leg day. What do you recommend?
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    What does your usual training week look like?
    How much are you squatting
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    Compound leg movements are easy on the knees and hips as long as they're performed properly. Folks that gripe about knee pain when squatting/leg-pressing/hack-squatting (etc..) probably don't have strict form. Leg extensions can be hard on the knee joint but that is because they place a sheering force on that joint.

    Also, I would imagine that you're over-training and/or not warming up/cooling down properly if your knees are sore from cardio workouts.
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    Originally Posted by lucyml0430 View Post
    Lately I’ve been having trouble with a lot of stiffness and some pain in both knees. It’s mostly when I’ve been training a lot, specifically legs and cardio. It seems that just resting for a week is the only thing that helps, but the stiffness always comes back. Looking for some exercises that I can focus on to give my knees a break but still get in a killer leg day. What do you recommend?
    Any leg exercise is going to involve the knees, and usually the hips as well. If you have constant knee pain, you are either performing the exercise(s) incorrectly and/or too frequently, or else you have some undiagnosed medical condition.


    Review your exercise form as well as your current training program; if no clues are apparent, you may want to see an Orthopedist.
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    Which part of your knees are playing up?
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    Originally Posted by lucyml0430 View Post
    specifically legs and cardio.
    Could the cardio be the problem?
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