I am training to circumumbulate Mount Kailash, 32 miles of mountain terrain nearly 18,000 feet above sea level. And I understand this will take years!
Training is 5 days a week, Monday and Thursday are rest days.
One of the exercises I am doing is backward lunge. I am at 4 reps, 1 set. For few days I was happy doing this exercise, now it is causing pain on right knee (started late yesterday morning).
This morning when I woke up, I am unable to do this, or other bending exercises, including Surya Namaskar (I'm at 72 reps, 12 yoga poses each!)
Now I have to wait a few days till I get better.
Please give alternate exercise to Backward Lunge. Perhaps I can do this till my knees are strong enough to do both Backward and Forward Lunge.