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Strengthening Those Knees as You Age: Ain't No Time for Rusty Hinges!

Alright, folks, let's talk knees! Those trusty joints that have been with us through thick and thin, but can sometimes feel like they've seen better days. We're here to help you put the spring back in your step, recover like a champ after surgery, and get back to rocking those exercise moves. So, grab a cup of coffee and get ready for some knee-strengthening wisdom!

Pump Up Those Muscles, Baby:

Listen up, knee warriors! It's time to give those surrounding muscles a serious boost. You know the drill: quads, hammies, glutes, and calves are your new best friends. Strengthening these bad boys will not only protect your knees but also turn them into rock-solid bodyguards. Sayonara, knee stress!

Low-Impact Ideas:

If you're a knee-saving aficionado, you'll love these low-impact exercises that'll make your knees go "Oh, thank you, kind human!" Think swimming, cycling, or lower impact exercises in your classes. These will all help you get a good cardio kick without putting your knees through a circus act.

Bend It Like Nobody's Watching:

Hey, we've got a secret weapon to keep your knees limber and loose. It's all about those range-of-motion exercises! Stretching will help your knees find their groove again. Don't be shy, let those joints dance like nobody's watching!

Form Police Reporting for Duty:

Hold up, knee warriors! Form and technique are the unsung heroes of knee health. Remember, proper alignment is the name of the game. Keep those knees happy by avoiding wacky positions and listening to the signals your body sends you. No funny business here, just a whole lot of knee love.

Knee surgery anyone?

Alright, so you've been through knee surgery, huh? Well, guess what? It's time to bounce back like a superhero! Physical therapy is your new sidekick, helping you rebuild strength, flexibility, and mobility in that knee joint. Get ready to rise and shine:) If you participate in any of our in person or online classes be sure to let the instructor know about your knee(s) so we can make sure to give the best modifications to keep you on the path to recovery. One of our students here at B4H just had a knee replaced

and his recovery is going very well. (Shout out to Ray Tyson for keeping up with his rehab exercises!) He sent me a video of him cycling this week, 3 1/2 weeks post op!

For those eager beavers easy Does It, Speedy Gonzales. Let's not rush things, shall we? Take it slow and steady as you jump back into exercising post-surgery or after a knee-related setback. Gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts, and watch those knees get stronger every step of the way.

Stay Faithful to the Knee Cause:

Knee health, my friends, is all about consistency. We're not talking about hitting the gym once in a blue moon, but rather about making exercise a part of your daily routine. Even if it's just a quick, sweaty session, your knees will thank you. Keep the faith, stay committed, and show those knees some love every single day.

Here are 2 great strengthening exercises for you to try. These areas tend to be forgotten about when strengthening your knees.

Strengthening and stretching are key to healthy knees. The hamstring release with the big Alpha ball we sell at the gym is one of my favorite go to's!

Strengthen your shins to help your knees (Tibialis Anterior muscle)

Calf Strengthening

So there you have it, knee warriors! Time to give your knees the attention they deserve, whether it's strengthening those muscles, embracing low-impact exercises, perfecting your moves with proper form, or bouncing back after surgery. Remember, we're here to have fun, laugh at ourselves, and get those knees back in action. Go out there, conquer the world, and show everyone that rusty hinges ain't got nothing on you!



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