One of the things I hear from peeps that buy my online programs is that they can’t do certain exercises because they have too much knee pain going on.
Of course, I always offer modifications to each exercise, especially in my follow along videos, but some folk still have problems meaning they can’t complete the program and consequently, get the results they wanted.
I hate that :(
So, if you’re suffering with knee pain, let’s see if I can’t help you out a wee bit. Now…
Many people with knee pain just crack on with everyday life hobbling around or dose up on pain killers to mask the pain. And…
That’s no good either. So…
Here are a few nuggets of Walsh wisdom to help improve your knees.
1) Stretch out your quads (front of thighs) and hip flexors
If these muscles are too tight, then there’s a good chance they’re pulling on the tendons and ligaments around the knee joint causing you knee more jip than is necessary.
This is your first port of call and a simple one at that. So…
Don’t be a silly sausage and stretch out these muscles on a DAILY basis.
2) Foam roll
Have you ever had a deep tissue massage? While they work wonders for bound up, tight muscles having a massage everyday is a no-go for most. So…
Your next best bet is a foam roller.
It’s like a giant rolling pin, which you lay on top off to ease out bound up muscle and reduce muscle tightness.
There are so many benefits to this cheeky little tool, yet if you’ve got dodgy knees then you need to hop on one with the front of your thighs on top of the roller and then again on the side of your thighs.
It’s a wee bit painful at first, but it’s a good pain. I promise ya!
3) Reduce your sugar intake
One of the biggest causes of all joint pain is inflammation. And…
If you didn’t know already, sugar is the biggest cause of inflammation in your bod. However…
I’m not just talking about candy here, I’m also talking about sugar that comes from things like bread, pasta and cereals.
You see, all carbs are converted into sugar in your bod and if you’re a carb munching junkie, then you’ll have a higher blood sugar level than most, which can lead to Increased gut permeability, higher “bad” LDL cholesterol and weight gain.
All of which have shown to lead to further inflammation. :(
If you suffer with chronic knee pain, or any joint pain for that matter, it’s not a bad idea to experiment with a low carb/ketogenic style diet.
4) Try this 5-minute ritual
On the following page, you’ll learn about a 5-minute ritual that my friend Todd has put together for those suffering with “dodgy knee syndrome”. And…
Why simply masking your discomfort with pain killers is a recipe for disaster.
If you wake up with creeky knees or have to avoid exercising because of the pain in your knees, then I recommend you check out Todd’s 5-minute method.
Cheerio for now,