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Guys – It’s Time To Age Proof Your Knees

As the largest joint in your body, the knee takes its fair share of impact. Common causes of injury are improper lifting of heavy objects, poor flexibility, muscle weakness and starting high-impact fitness routines without warming up. 

Here are Carlos’ 3 tips to build knee strength.

𝐀𝐬𝐤 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩

“One of the main reasons men get knee injuries is because they do high impact sports, such as basketball, football and CrossFit, without learning proper form first. Before you begin any new fitness routine, approach your instructor and ask him or her to better explain how to do any knee-straining exercises before you try them out.”

𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟

“Despite how much we use our bodies, very few of us understand its inner workings. I offer workshops that teach people how to read their bodies. I use skeletons and anatomical pictures to help you visualise what’s under the hood and how to strengthen different muscle groups.”

𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞

“When men complain about knee pain to me, the first two things I suggest they try are Pilates and Yoga. 9 out of 10 guys then tell me that those classes are ‘for girls’, but they’re wrong! Not only do both practices offer a solid workout, you will see results in just one session. 

So, the results are immediate, getting stronger and more flexible boosts all other workouts, and seriously what’s bad about being the only guy in a class full of women?!”

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