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The Knee: Problem Child or Misunderstood Middle Sibling?

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Stuck in the Middle With You…

Your knees can sometimes suffer from middle child syndrome–getting less attention than your hips or feet and possibly acting out with an injury. It’s important to think of your legs as units, with all three joints acting in concert. Today’s exercises will help your knees work effortlessly with your hips and feet to perfect your optimal stride.

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Introduction

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Banded Knee Extension

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MOBO Step Down

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Hip Hikes

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90/90 Shin Twist

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Skiers

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