The knee is a relatively complex joint, made up of several structures, including; ligaments, tendons, bones and cartilage. Over time, with repetitive load, these structures can become weakened or damaged leading to pain and other unwanted symptoms. This blog post will focus on a few key exercises that we love here at Sweat, to help build strength and exceed pre-pain activity levels!
The shoulder press is an upper body exercise which has many variations to work the muscles which stabilise the shoulder. It can also be used with other movements to create more of a cardio exercise. As always, correct technique for the shoulder press is important to avoid injury, when executed correctly, it can be a great tool for improving shoulder stability.
The ball slam is a great cardio exercise which incorporates numerous aspects of different compound exercises such as the squat and press. It’s an easy exercise to progress as the weight can be changed or the movement can be smaller.
The squat is a compound exercise, meaning it works multiple muscle groups at the same time. Although it is a basic movement, used all the time in every-day life, there are a number of common mistakes which people make in the gym which can increase risk of injury, pay particular attention to the key technique points.
The plank is a great whole body exercise which specifically targets the core. It is simple, effective and requires no equipment. The plank is also the starting point for a lot of different exercises work the core – meaning no two planks need be the same!
Press-ups are a great bodyweight exercise to improve upper body and core strength. When performed correctly they strengthen shoulder stability and can help prevent injury. However, poor form during a press-up can increase the risk of shoulder injury and lower back pain.