Knee Stability Exercise for Runners

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In the video above, I demonstrate one a simple tweak we use to make single leg squats more effective as an exercise to help runners improve dynamic knee control.

The position and alignment of the knee during weight bearing is determined in all three planes of motion by how well we control motion at the major joints above and below, at the hip and ankle. I explain this further depth during in Episode 23 of this series (click to watch on YouTube).

As ever, do let me know how you get on with this one, and feel free to ask any question in the comments below 😀

About The Author 

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.



  • Hi James

    Great video. I have been doing your exercise and I notice a better stability of my knee and ligaments. Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi James,

    great video, I was just wondering if you can put a link up for where to buy the bands? I can’t find a small loop resistance band like the one in your video.


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  • Hi to everyone. I have been practicing triathlon for different years. One day I felt pain to my right knee while I was running. I thought it was just a articular pain and I applied ice and FANS, and I rested from running for a while. My pain didn’t disappear. So I went to the doctors and I did a magnetic resonance. I put on a support for my knee. I took infiltrations of cortisone and hyaluronic acid. The diagnosis was bilateral patello-femoral chondropathy in patello-femoral maltracking, patellae hyper pressure, and tibial ileus bandelletta retracted. I did a lot physiotherapy (tens, laser, magneto therapy, tecar therapy, deep massage therapy, stretching and lengthening exercises). I didn’t solve it. I suffered from pain again. So I decided to wear on the othotics and I changed my running shoes after the foot stabilometric platform and the gait exam. Coud you suggest me what kind of exercises I can do to come back to running activities? Thank you in advice.

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