Climbing Stairs Properly - Avoid Knee Pain

lower body Jan 09, 2016
 

I bet most of us don’t really think about how we climb stairs. It is just another part of our daily routine, like getting our coffee, or checking email. Sadly, the way we climb stairs can actually throw off our body balance, create knee pain, and even back pain. Just another thing to think about, right?

These are little fixes that can have significant long-term benefits, and maybe will translate into other aspects of your life (hiking, mountain climbing...shopping :) . Little movements like the one in the video above can help you find your weakness and improve upon it. As you’ll see, even a movement instructor can find something that she has to work on!

Remember, it is all about the heel and pushing up through the heel to make sure that your glutes are firing and helping you up those stairs to my studio! We want to avoid putting all our weight on the knee joint and by keeping our back upright, and not leaning, you may see a difference pretty quickly, which getting a nice workout in the process!

Make life move better.

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