Do weak hamstrings contribute to knee pain?
Weak hamstrings can lead to knee pain since it plays a crucial role in knee stability. The hamstring muscles help in bending the knee and assist in controlling the movement of the shinbone. If the hamstrings are weak or imbalanced in strength compared to other muscles around the knee, it can potentially lead to increased stress on the knee joint, which may contribute to pain and discomfort.
Lying leg curls are a simple exercise that allows you to isometrically train your hamstrings and build strength in these mighty muscles.
In turn, strong hamstrings aid in stabilizing and supporting your knees.
Here are my three favorite variations of lying leg curls:
- Tib Bar lying leg curl
- Machine lying leg curls
- Dumbbell lying leg curls
The Tib Bar is the easiest to perform at home and can be gradually increased in difficulty.
But if you have access to a gym, machine curls are quite easy to set up and use.
Take a break and give your hamstrings and knees some relief by grabbing Europe's leading Tib Bar and other pain-free training equipment. You can use grab your Tib Bar with this link to our shop.