Squats and lunges are great exercises, but not if they cause you knee pain! Luckily, you can still work your lower body effectively with alternative exercises that won’t strain your joints. Try my full-length, lower body workout. It’s designed to work your hips, thighs and glutes, and it’s gentle on your joints.
You’ll get a great workout in just 15 minutes! The best part: it doesn’t include a single squat or lunge!
This knee-friendly lower body routine works muscles in the hips, thighs, quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, inner thighs, outer thighs and core from all angles with exercises like:
- Knee Marches
- Hip Circles
- Leg Sweep
- Inner Thigh Outer Thigh Balance
- Quadriceps Leg Lift
- Side Kick
- Glute Shaper
- Chair Bridge
- 1-leg Bridge
- Hip Stretch
Level: All | Intensity: Moderate, Low Impact |Equipment: A sturdy chair, light dumbbells (optional)
If you have a specific knee injury, be sure to get approval from your doctor or physical therapist before attempting any workout. And if you suffer from knee, hip or other joint pain regularly, be sure to consult a professional for an expert diagnosis.