Bad Knees? Try This Knee-Friendly Cardio Workout

Did you know that women are more likely to experience knee pain than men? In fact, knee pain is the second most common cause of chronic pain, and more than one-third of Americans experience knee pain at some point in their lives.

After running for decades and jumping a little too much, my knees aren’t as spry as they used to be. Now I try to use more joint-friendly workout moves that still allow me to have the strength and cardiovascular gains I crave while still protecting my body.

I love the challenge of getting my heart rate up but avoiding my old routine of crazy plyometric workouts. If you suffer from knee pain, check out this workout. You will work up a sweat and challenge your muscles while being kind to your knees.

 Circuit #1:

30 sec. Skaters

30 sec. Knee Strikes (Left Leg)

30 sec. Knee Strikes (Right Leg)

30 sec. Quick Feet (Foot Fire/Football Run)

30 sec. Push-ups

30 sec. Plank with Shoulder Taps

Repeat Circuit for a total of 3 times.

Circuit #2:

20 Standing Leg Abductions (Per Leg)

15 Superman

15 Seated Straight Leg Raises (Per Leg)

10 Tricep Dips on the Ground

20-sec. Side Plank (Per Side)

10 Doorway Bicep Curls

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