5 Stretches For Knee Injury Prevention

Although the knee is the largest and most complex joint in the human body, it’s also rather fragile and is prone to injury. If you’re a cyclist or a runner, chances are high that you or someone you know has experienced knee pain. With these five stretches, you can keep your knees healthy and strong as you exercise:

Hip Flexor Stretch

First, find a carpeted area and position yourself in front of a wall. Get into a kneeling position and slide your left leg back until your knee fits into the spot where the wall and the floor meet. Plant your other foot on the floor, making a 90-degree angle with both legs. With glutes engaged, slowly drive your hip forward and downward. Perform this stretch on each side for two minutes.