- Standing hip hinge.
- Seated leg extension.
- Chair squats.
- Low plank hold with knee flex.
Can you workout legs with bad knees?
What is the best exercise for bad knees?
- Walking. Walking is a low-impact activity that doesn’t put too much stress on your knees and can help strengthen the muscles in that area.
- Lateral Walk.
- Monster Walk.
- Donkey Kicks.
- Fire Hydrants.
- Warm-Up Stretches.
- Water Aerobics.
What can you do instead of squats for bad knees?
Which Squat Substitutes Should You do for Bad Knees? If your knees tend to bother you, machine leg presses, step-ups (start low), floor bridges, RDLs, and leg curls are great alternatives to strengthen the legs without putting much stress on the knees.