5 Easy Lower Body Exercises

July 16, 2015

For many athletes, the summer is a perfect time to work on maintaining strength, conditioning, and agility. Knee, leg, and other lower body injuries are very common in sports. One of the best and most proven ways to minimize the risk of a traumatic knee injury from happening is to strengthen the muscles that support the tendons and ligaments of the knee. When the muscles around the knee are strong and stable, they act as a protective barrier against rotational forces. Lily Feldman, a strength and conditioning specialist with UPMC Sports Medicine, demonstrates five easy exercises that will help keep your lower body strong and resistant to injury.

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