If you’ve been living a sedentary lifestyle and suddenly decide to venture on hiking, expect yourself to go home with bad knees. The main culprit? Probably your tight glutes, or also described as the ‘sitting plague.’ People sitting for extended hours often experience this condition, most commonly office workers who sit behind their desks, spending at least eight hours a day.
Since the glutes are weak, it pulls on the knee, causing pain after a long hiking day. Your hips’ flexors also become tight, allowing you to make complete and twisty movements with your hips. It will also compromise your leg muscles; hence, burdening your knees excessively.