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Mountain biker, hiker, wind instrument amateur player, folk music dancer. Uh, I also fiddle with computers, usually running open source stuff.


May
26
comment What are good knee strengthening exercises to avoid knee injury?
I had this very same issue. My knee pain (which was constantly present wheter I exercised strength OR endurance, and lasted afterwards for days) disappeared after I switched to minimalist footwear (that means, no arch support and no heel raise). It looks like there was a postural issue at the root of my knee pain and changing the way I walk (and I use my feet while exercising) helped immensely. Since then I run, squat, lunge and jump with no knee pain whatsoever. Maybe it's worth a try for you as well. Do the switch very gradually because your feet are not anymore used to walk the natural way.
May
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May
27
answered Body-weight exercises to target Trapezius muscles?