It’s been a frustrating winter as my plans to do some overnighters have been thwarted by poor weather. Over the past four months or so, I’ve been concentrating on building up my knee strength and stability. My knee injury just under three years ago demonstrated that I can no longer rely on my natural strength and fitness. As we get older we lose strength and condition. I’ve reached the age where I need to do something about it.
I found some BUPA videos on YouTube by chance. I’ve been religiously doing the bodyweight squat and glute bridge exercises and found that they really help. It takes about two months before you feel the strength building up. The other exercise that helps is balancing on one leg with hands by your sides for two minutes on each leg. Worth trying.