As we neglect the proper care of our bodies we experience pains that hinder our normal day to day activities.
Recently, I've been turning up the notch on my cardio program and I find my knees are getting the brunt end of it. I know I need to foam roll 1st before cardio and then stretch after but I find myself with to little time and so much to do. Squeezing in my workouts is a chore in itself. But neglecting what the body needs is fighting against what I'm trying to achieve when I'm exercising.
Understanding how to get rid of knee pain, made me reflect on how important it is when I train, so I'm not going backwards, instead I'm moving forward and achieving my results. Pain isn't fun! "Stop rushing and do it right the first time", something my mother would always say.
Here are a few tips on how to get rid of knee pain and keep it away.
There could be a number of reasons why your experiencing pain, tightness with the IT (iliotibial) band, calf muscles or/and hamstrings, quads..... To give you an overall, making sure your lower body muscles aren't the culprit,
- foam roll,(myo-fascial release) quads, It band, TFL (tensor fascia latae), glutes, hamstrings, calves
- dynamic stretching to further prepare muscles before intense activity, relieving tension of the tendons that pull on the joint.
- static stretch quads, It band, TFL (tensor fascia latae), glutes, hamstrings, calves
- Stay consistent and you'll feel the difference. Your body will love you for it!
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