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5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Knee

5 exercises to strengthen your knee

It's been just about 10 months since my knee surgery. While I've returned to many of my pre-surgery activities, there are still some things that aren't quite the same as they were before surgery.

I think very consciously before I abruptly twist, turn or change direction. I also notice that despite all my physical therapy, there are still come discernible weaknesses and muscle imbalances. I know that it's going to take time and that I need to continue to do my exercises. After all, those were some of the lessons I learned from this little injury, right?

One of the things that I learned during physical therapy was that in order to strengthen and stabilize my knees, I needed to strengthen my hips and glutes. Yup, that's right. My hips and glutes are weak which leads to the instability in my knee.

Strength in our hips and glutes are key in strengthening and stabilizing our knee joints. Here are 5 exercises that focus on these key muscle groups.