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Knees Hurt?



Engage your abs when walking, running, or climbing stairs. This will automatically take pressure off your knees. The exercise will be easier AND you'll burn more calories!

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    I'll definitely try this as my knees hurt a bit. - by JOSHYSMUM
  • Thanks for the spark - by CATEKNK
  • emoticon - by HYATTI1
  • I do a lot of stairs so i will try this - by JUSTME6001
  • Thanks so much for sharing. This why emoticon . - by DIAMOND102
  • Will have to give this a try. Tanks for sharing. - by GWINNER1
  • Got to try this, thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
  • emoticon - by KHALIA2
    Gotta try it! emoticon - by 1STBUCKETITEM
  • I WII give it a try. Thanks. - by DELLMEL
    emoticon - by FABISERVANTES83
  • this is way true the difference is amazing - by MARYELA
  • Amazed at the difference this makes! - by LSIG14
    WOW!! Thanks so much for sharing a great tip. - by LOVINGKATE
  • Thanks I will give it a try! - by ECONLADY
  • Great Information! I definitely will do this. - by DAKARISAH430
    Good idea. Instructors tell us to 'engage our abdominals', so I try to do this and also my pelvic floor muscles. - by VAINVT
  • my knees have been hurting lately so I will give this a try. Thanks for the advice. - by CAKATHY
    Good advice - I'll try! - by IDLETYME
  • Makes sense:) - by SNUZSUZ
  • Good to know. Thanks. - by LEANMEAN2
  • I discovered that after doing Coach nicoles Video. She kept saying tighten your abs and after a while I do it automatically and lts of areas are feeling better. Way to go. - by NORASPAT
  • I've gotta try it too! I wasn't sure if I was running the "wrong" way because I just started running last week. Maybe this will help my knee. -Thanks!- - by DANIELLESHULTZ
  • I gotta give this one a try! My one knee get's fired up when I jog/run. - by DMURPH409
  • I try to do this and it really helps. - by GROEDER
  • And the weight loss reduces the pressure on the knees as well! - by 1CRAZYDOG
  • I will try it!! - by GLOWORM1963

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