One of the most frequent comments I hear from new clients is, “I can’t do that because my knees are bad.” And my response is always, "Your knees are problematic because you haven’t been doing that move." A majority of the chronic knee pains that my clients experience are caused by imbalances or poor flexibility in the muscles around their knees, like their quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves—they're not caused by injuries that damage the structure of their joints.
It’s always good to know your body, play on its strengths and recognize its weaknesses. A bad knee can at times be a problem when it comes to finding a feasible exercise routine. To find suitable exercises for bad knees, it is first important to understand what strengthens and supports your knees.