9 Knee Strengthening Exercises to Reduce Knee Pain | No Equipment!

5) Half squats

Now we’re done stretching the most important leg muscles, it is time to strengthen them, and we will start with an easy version of a very complete exercise known as squats. This exercise works out your gluteus, hamstrings, and quadriceps. This time, you want to have some extra weight around to increase the difficulty of the exercise as you progress. This is how you do half squats:

  • Start standing up tall, arms at your sides.
  • Squat down until your butt is just a little above your knees.
  • Hold the squat for 5 seconds.
  • Push through your heels as you stand up.
  • Repeat 10 times and complete three sets