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#LetsTalkPain: Try These 5 Exercises for Stronger Joints

5 of the best rehabilitation exercises for any knee injury, explained to you by Shayamal Vallabhjee.

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We need our knees to perform activities as basic as running, walking and squatting. Our knees bear the weight of every move we make. Since the structure of this vital joint comprises of ligaments, tendons, muscles and cartilages, it becomes very complicated and needs to be taken good care of.

Any complication on the knee joints for any person, especially a sportsperson, can be a career ending injury. Here are five of the best exercises for any knee injury and to keep the joint strong, explained to you by Shayamal Vallabhjee, Sports scientist and fitness consultant to some of the world's best athletes.

Shayamal is a South African Sports Scientist & Performance Coach with 18 years of experience in High-Performance sporting environments.

He’s the author of four books on Sports Science & Motivation, a TEDx speaker, recipient of the INK & Australia India Youth Dialogue Fellowship and Men’s Health ‘Trainer of the Year 2014.’ Here is the list of 5 exercises: Watch the video above to see how you can incorporate them in your daily life!

  1. Straight leg raises: To increase the length of the hamstring and strength of the quadriceps.
  2. Hamstring Curls: To increase hamstring strength.
  3. Single leg bridge on a step: Stabilizes hamstring, lower back and core muscles.
  4. Straight leg dead-lift: Lengthening the entire hamstring.
  5. Wall squat: Develops quadriceps strength.

Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan

Camera: Sanjoy Deb

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