8 Exercise Swaps for Common Injuries

As some one dealing with a knee injury but missing my normal workout routine I was really excited to run across this blog. Great information.

Round Two

Eric Salvador, C.P.T.
Pain Erasers
Eight exercise swaps for common injuries.
injury prevention workout

Bruises, sprains, strains, and other incidents are commonplace in an active lifestyle. And although injury often results in decreased range of motion among other physical limitations, you can still perform certain corrective and strengthening exercises to rehabilitate your muscles.

If you have lingering aches and pains or simply can’t do compound barbell movements, swap in these eight exercises to build strength and return to full function.

EXERCISE THAT GIVES YOU PAIN: SQUAT OR LUNGE

WHY IT HURTS
Aside from a previous injury, knee pain can be caused by improper squat form. If you’re not injured but squatting hurts your knees, keep your weight on your heels, torso upright, and maintain your posture. Your feet should be hip-width apart and pointed slightly outward. As you descend, push your butt back as if you were going to sit back on a chair…

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