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4 ways to prevent knee injuries

By June 29, 2023No Comments
Here are some tips to prevent knee injuries. We are heading into the Fall sports which have a lot of knee injuries. Start today to get your knees ready to perform!
1. Have optimal range of motion
Make sure you quads and hamstrings are flexible enough. You should be able to touch your heel to your butt and be able to touch your toes when you bend over.
If you can’t do these start stretching!
2. Train eccentric and isometric
There are a few ways you can do this. Here are few exercises:
Nordic hamstring curls
High knee holds
Reverse nordics
Slow ATG lunges
Pistol squat (down slow, hold, and then come up)
3. Take care of your tendons
Get muscle releases, scrape the tendons, and do the eccentric exercises mentioned above.
4. Plyometrics
Teach your body how to change directions efficiently and correctly. Learn proper body mechanics. Almost 70% of ACL tears are non-contact. This means these tears are often from misstepping. Very preventable.
Hope these help. Let me know if you have any questions!
– Justin

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