I am about halfway through a temp job that is very physically demanding. It has helped me get through a plateau in my weight loss. I am checking 288 small mammal traps and hiking over difficult terrain (going up and down steep hills in wooded areas, climbing over fallen trees, etc.) for 8 to 10 hours a day. By the end of the day my ankles and feet hurt. There's not much I can do about that except to use a foot massager that I just bought. I'm not sure what I am doing, but my right knee starts to feel a bit weak. It's not painful, but my knee just feels weak, almost like I have been putting too much weight on to the knee whenever I stop to catch my breath or to rest my aching feet.
I think that it would be beneficial to invest in a knee brace or a knee strap. I think that it would alleviate the weakness I feel in my knee from the all hiking, bending, kneeling, and squatting that I am doing. Which would be better for me - knee brace or knee strap? If I need to provide more info, let me know.
Edit: I am 32 year old. I am not able to do as much cardio as I would like because of the time it takes to do the job. I am only able to do intervals or go for a brisk to very brisk walk. Riding my bike is not an option since it is a road bike and the area is extremely hilly where it is paved (not ready for that much of a challenge even though I can do intervals on the same area). I don't have access to any gym equipment and won't have access till June. I am doing strength training 2 to 3 times/week and watching what I eat.
Edited by: FIELDWORKING at: 4/24/2014 (15:25)
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