Best Injury-Preventing Exercises
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Knee Pain: Side Lunge to Curtsy
Strengthen those glute muscles and become a more powerful runner.
Holding a five- to 10-pound weight in your left hand, side lunge to the right, bringing your left hand to your right foot. Lower your booty as much as possible. Keep your toes pointed forward and your right knee bent to no more than 90 degrees.
Push off gently with your right foot, and come into a curtsy position with your right leg crossing behind your left as you press your weight overhead. Keep your hips square and your curtsy tight. Both feet should be pointed forward. This completes one rep.
Repeat by stepping immediately into a side lunge from the curtsy.
Once you have completed 15 reps, switch sides. Do three sets total.
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