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Exercise substitutes - jturner2 - 09-02-2017 08:57 AM

Finished reading the BSTM last night. I have a left knee issue that is improving but I'm being careful not to screw things up. Are there good substitutes for bench step ups??


RE: Exercise substitutes - Tereza Toledo - 09-03-2017 09:52 AM

Hey Jason!
You could definitely shoot for lunges. Static, reverse or forward. The reverse lunges tend to be gentler on your knees. Try and see how it feels. Other option is to do using a step, not a bench.


RE: Exercise substitutes - jturner2 - 09-03-2017 11:29 PM

Hey! Will absolutely give those variations a try. I think the knee proba are from running-- when I hit goal I started and after two 5k races my right knee started popping on leg extensions...grrr. I guess I have old knees now. Lol

Thank you much.


RE: Exercise substitutes - Tereza Toledo - 09-04-2017 09:54 AM

Also knee pain can be a related to IT Band tightness. Look for a foam roller at your gym and use it after the workouts.


RE: Exercise substitutes - jturner2 - 09-04-2017 05:39 PM

Thanks!