MYTH: You should avoiding squatting if your knees hurt.
We've heard this myth just a few times too many... The truth is that you should do the exact opposite, squats lead to happy, healthy knee joints!
Where most people go wrong is not modifying their squat. There is more than one way to squat and when you first start some ways make your knees happier than others. If you have knee pain, start by sitting on a taller chair. Go from sitting to standing, then standing slowly back to sitting. And there, you have just done a squat!
As you get stronger, start to lower your seat height or hold onto a small weight when doing this exercise. We hope you learned something new about your knees today!