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Hello Dr Weil

Due to knee problem from jogging/running I'll like to ask is doing burpee (without jumping up in the end part) bad for the knees?

If so what exercise I can do to burn the fat around the waist and for fitness?

Thank you. Reply very much appreciated.


Hi Eddie- When it comes to your knees, without knowing your history or age, I would think that getting diagnosis from Orthopaedist or physical therapist makes sense. In general though, exercises that put undo pressure on them would be of concern & burpees is one of them. Bike riding, rowing machine, walking all can help you trim down without pounding knees. Swimming also excellent as is circuit training with weight resistance when you work different body parts & keep moving. Includiing mid section, core exercises important to target waistline. Key is to get some supervision by physical therapy or personal trainer for well rounded fitness program & get diagnosis of knees. Proper shoes also important. Hope this helps- good luck.. Dr. Bob Weil

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Diagnosis & treatment & PREVENTION of foot & foot related lower extremity sports related problems. Indications & uses of prescription in shoe orthotics. Foot, ankle functional exercises for injury prevention & enhanced performance. Specific specialty in orthotic use in figure skating & hockey. Access to all topics re sports medicine at radio shows & articles re "the physical & mental challenges of the high performance youth athlete.


Podiatry Management Magazine, 9/10/10, "Hitting the Airwaves- this podiatrist uses his own radio show to promote Podiatry Podiatry Management Mag-6/-7/2010, "Figure Skating, Olympic Gold, & Podiatry Lower Extremity Review,7/2012, Pediatric Obesity weighs on Bones & Joints Numerous articles,"the sports doctor"- listed news articles 3 years of weekly radio shows, "the sports doctor", listed shows

BA degree science Univ. Louisville, Doctor Podiatric Medicine, Scholls College Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

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Treated many athletes in all sports, tennis- John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, numerous members of 85 Super Bowl Bears Evan Lysacek, 2010 men's Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champion.

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