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Knee Pain: Quad Sweep

Balance out overworked hamstrings with this quad-strengthening move, which helps realign and balance your body to prevent knee issues.

  • Sit with your legs extended in front of you. Bend your right knee and clasp your shin with both hands.
  • Flex your left foot, and lift it a few inches above the ground. Sweep it away from your body to the left (as shown above). Hold here for three seconds. Then return your leg back to center, and hold for another three seconds. This counts as one rep.
  • Keep your deep abs engaged by pulling your navel to your spine, complete three sets of 12 to 15 reps with each leg.

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