The 10 best knee-friendly exercises

Low-impact exercises can have a major impact on weight loss.

Just ask Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. Ten years ago, he weighed 275 pounds, had a 44-inch waist, and suffered from knee pain.

So when he set out to lose the extra pounds, he wanted to protect his joints in the process. (He had already had 4 knee surgeries.)

That’s why Gaddour recommends these 10 joint-friendly options shown in the video above. When done right, these exercises can stimulate fat loss and improve strength—without causing knee pain, says Gaddour, who sports a 30-inch waist and 6 percent body fat nowadays.

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