A new study by the British Medical Journal suggests that a “glute-ham raise” could reduce the risk of injury from repetitive motion on the knee.
The study found that when subjects were able to perform a single glute-Ham Raise, they were 30% less likely to injure their knees.
A glute hamstring is a hip and hip flexor muscle that is usually used to push the hips forward to get the weight off the floor.
It also assists with the rotation of the hips when walking.
“The glute ham raise was shown to be more effective at improving knee health than a hip flexion exercise,” study author Dr. Alan McKeown, from the University of Sheffield, said in a statement.
“This is the first large-scale study to look at the effectiveness of a glute hip-ham lift for improving knee injury and lower back pain.”
This exercise is a modified version of the classic high-impact squat, in which the knees are kept in a neutral position while a person raises their feet to the chest.
The goal is to hold the body in place with the hips, knees and toes in a fixed position, as opposed to a “flexed-legged” squat where the knees and feet rotate freely.
The researchers studied 10 men and 10 women who had knee injuries over the course of four months.
The participants were given a variety of activities and physical activities over the study, which lasted for 12 weeks.
“After 12 weeks, the subjects performed a range of activities that included a low-impact exercise, a dynamic knee bend and a static knee flexion,” the researchers wrote in the study.
In total, the researchers measured the amount of damage done to the knee from each activity.
They also examined the amount and severity of the knee injuries experienced by the subjects.
The results of the study showed that the subjects were less likely than the controls to sustain injury.
In fact, the more the participants performed activities that caused pain and/or injury, the lower their knee injury risk.
For example, the low-risk group performed exercises like the static knee bend for less than 20% of the activity and dynamic knee flexions for less over 40%.
It’s also important to note that this study only looked at people who were able in the short term to perform glute exercises on the day of the exercise.
It’s possible that people who can perform low- or no-impact exercises over a longer period of time may have a more permanent effect on their knee injuries, the authors suggested.
The authors concluded that it’s important for people to practice glute strengthening exercises at home and to continue to monitor their activity patterns and the severity of knee injuries.
“It is important to remember that exercise can only be effective if it is performed at the correct intensity and frequency,” the study authors concluded.
“We have shown that people can improve their injury risk by increasing the intensity of their glute activity.”
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