4 Knee Strengthening Exercises

Lateral Hip Abduction Squat Walk

Note: You'll need tubing or bands.

This is a great exercise to strengthen the abductors and the medial gluteal muscles. This area, when weak, can create alignment issues that can lead to knee pain. Strengthen this part of your body by doing some easy side-to-side movements.

Get into a simple 45-degree squat, have the tubing/bands on both areas of the ankle and step to the side. Make sure there is constant tension on the band when you're moving side to side. If you allow the tension to slack or get easy, then you are defeating the purpose of this exercise. Do three sets of 15 to 20 reps per side.

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Kisar S. Dhillon

Kisar S. Dhillon is a professional fitness trainer living in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, Post Baccalaureate Studies in Exercise Physiology and a Master's in Business Administration. He has more than 17 years experience in the health and fitness industry and is currently the owner of The Art of Personal Training. You can follow him on Google Plus, Twitter and on YouTube.

Kisar S. Dhillon is a professional fitness trainer living in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, Post Baccalaureate Studies in Exercise Physiology and a Master's in Business Administration. He has more than 17 years experience in the health and fitness industry and is currently the owner of The Art of Personal Training. You can follow him on Google Plus, Twitter and on YouTube.

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