New research has found that strengthening the hip and core muscles can help stabilize lower limb movements, which can aid the preventing and healing of knee pain.
The core and hip muscles are the greatest controllers of the upper leg muscles and femur. Control of the femur impacts how much pressure is put on the knee joint.
Having the right form and moving correctly with the right technique is only part of the picture. The key to reducing the risk of knee pain and injury is BOTH proper form and proper strengthening.
Incorporating strengthening exercises is beneficial to not only injury prevention but also performance and athletic efficiency.
Many physical therapists and athletic trainers will begin with hip and core strengthening exercises to relieve and prevent knee injuries.
Your core consists of more than just your abdominals; it’s made up of all your torso muscles, including those in your back, hips and upper thighs.
If the core is weak, joints do not line up correctly in perfect motion and ligaments start to get strained. Your hip or leg bones can shift and your pelvis tilt, creating excessive lower-back curvature. Muscles fatigue faster, and performance is diminished. The kneecap starts to get pulled around and bullied by poor hip and core strength. Resulting in pain.
By strengthening your core and hip joint that support your knees, you can ultimately relieve and prevent knee pain.
Increased core strength offers many benefits beyond reduced knee pain. You may notice improved posture, better balance, reduced back pain, easier breathing, and increased range of motion.
All of our Surge Ab tracks target your inner abs, outer abs and obliques to give you an all around core workout that will aid in joint stability, power and control for the rest of your body.