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Post: #243804 RuthG
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:24 pm

Anyone have any self help suggestions for strengthening knees? I have doscovered recently that mine arent as up to the job as they once were. If I crouch down, I dont seem to be able to get back up again without leaning on something; my knees and thights wont push my body weight back to upright - and Im not overweight by more than about three quarters of a stone (and going down).

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Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:02 pm

or maybe hemp oil from the supermarket for the omega 3:6:9

10ml spoonful a day

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Re: knees

Post: #243808 george
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:32 am

You need to strengthen your quad muscles. If your thigh muscles are strong this will take the strain away from your knees. There are lots of simple quad muscle exercises you can do without any equipment. The simplest one is probably to sit on the bed with your leg straight out in front of you and your toes not pointed (pointing straight up instead) and raise your leg up several times till you feel it in your quad. Then switch legs.

Have a quick google of simple quad muscle strengthening exercises and try a few of the ones they suggest. See which ones suit you. You should feel that the muscles on the front of your thighs are working hard (feel tired or burning) but feel no stress or pain on your knees.

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Post: #243821 RuthG
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:51 am

Great, thanks for those ideas.

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Post: #243877 snapdragon
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:39 pm

Thanks for asking the question RuthG my knees are kernackered, I'll be trying some of those ideas too :thumbup:
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Post: #243885 baldybloke
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:00 pm

I find kick starting motorcycles helps. But seriously folks, keep those knees moving, exercise usually helps.
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Post: #243896 snapdragon
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:20 am

baldybloke wrote:I find kick starting motorcycles helps. But seriously folks, keep those knees moving, exercise usually helps.

I knew there was reason I was looking at that Ariel outfit :lol: I'm thinking age might be a factor in the k-nakkered-ness of my k-nees :(
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Post: #256556 Lost-in-the-Day
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:44 pm

I get really bad knees sometimes too and I agree with what has been said by others- the trick is to keep exercising them!
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