For some people, the elliptical trainer prevents a lot of the painful impact of cardio on the knees. I can use the elliptical way easier than I can, for example, run on concrete.
The other best exercises for knee pain all focus on strengthening the muscles that support the knee (quad, hamstring, etc). If you strength-train those muscles, your knees will slowly be able to take a little more weight-bearing exercise.
Goal Met - 10/28/07
- My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story
- Where Have I Been?
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!