Can you bulletproof your knees? Knees Over Toes Guy thinks so, and he says you can do it in under five minutes with just one exercise. This is how.
How to bulletproof your knees in 5 minutes with 1 exercise: Backward Sled Pull
The backward sled pull, also known as the backward sled drag, is excellent for bullet-proofing your knees as it has the least impact on the joint while greatly increasing blood flow to the knees.
It is performed by attaching a harness to a sled and putting it around your hips, then walking backward while pulling the sled up and down a set length. You should feel the burn in your quads, hamstrings, and calves after a couple of rounds.
Backward sled pulls are one of the most knee-friendly exercises.
You’re not performing this exercise for reps, instead aim to work for around five minutes, starting at an easy pace.
Factors you’ll have to consider are speed, step reach, and weight, as they will all affect how the exercise feels. Friction between the sled and the floor will also differ between locations, so take that into consideration too when performing the backward sled pull.
Alter your speed, the length of your steps, and the weight on the sled to move at a brisk but sustainable pace. You want to find the ideal combination to feel the burn on your leg muscles, have a good rhythm, and cover enough range.
Do this exercise three times per week for five minutes before your accessory work to activate blood flow to the knees.
Ben Patrick, better known as Knees Over Toes Guy, aims to get people to feel no knee pain.
Read more: 5 Exercises to Help Relieve Knee Pain
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