mynewliferesolution said: I just read your post about not supporting body type hate(best way for me to rephrase that). Anyway, I really enjoyed that, so I had to follow you. It really made me feel that I can send you a message and feel like I've got someone to talk too. I have a bad knee, so I was wondering what you might recommend for easy at home leg exercises I could do? I'm doing cardio at the gym, but I have no idea how to use the machines at the gym, so I want to do strength training at home if possible to start.
I’m so glad you felt you could ask me :)
Unfortunately its hard to explain HOW to do the exercises so you may have to do some googling, but I can definitely give you a few exercises to strengthen up your knee!
Firstly you need to be aware of your own body and judge when your knee is hurting because its always hurting and when its hurting because the exercise is bad for it, you might feel some soreness but it needs strengthening if youre going to walk on it every day, so start light and see how you go.
Exercises you can do at home:
Squats (look these ones up as technique is important and,only go as low as your knee will allow comfortably and slowly work on getting lower!)
Lunges (These will definitely either help or hurt, so dont force yourself to do them if they feel unsafe)
Step ups (onto a ledge or step or anything you can find!) Do these quickly for fitness and toning and also super slowly to build up control and strength in the muscles around your knee.
These are the basic ones that dont require equipment, hold anything heavy to your chest or in your hands later down the track to add some extra weight. Avoid jumping/running/high pressure exercises to begin with.
Hope this helps and good luck :)