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Who Is Working On Getting In Riding Shape?

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:21 PM

View PostChamp, on 20 October 2016 - 02:09 PM, said:

Do a bunch of squats and leg extensions?


I just do weightless(body weight) squats and it seems to irritate them more. Who knows, maybe I just need to stick with it for longer. I was told by an ortho that leg extensions are not good for my knees. My knee caps have an inward tilt to them and they also J-track. I swear it was football too much weight training as a kid that fucked me up. Made my knees grow funky.

I'm guessing I need specific exercises that target muscles that will help align my knee caps.
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:22 PM

Let me preface this with, I am not an expert. I've just been training enough to understand some of the basics.

Leg extensions, leg curls, calf raises, squats and leg press. All with light, manageable weight. IMO the key to rehabbing a knee is to do exercises that will work you towards full range of motion. Additionally, its super important to start with light weight and don't over work your knee; you could make it worse and your joints, tendons, and ligaments aren't ready for that. If you do a combination of those things consistently, you should get your full range of motion back, and build up some muscle tissue that you may have lost. The hard and most painful part will be to rehab enough where your tendons and ligaments can take the weight. The patellar tendon is a bitch. Just keep at it and eventually, it will get better.
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:23 PM

And youre right, leg extensions at a heavier weight aren't good for people that are into running sports like soccer or football. If you keep the weight light, it will help you though.
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:33 PM

Makes sense. The only leg exercises I've really been doing are body weight only squats. I was trying single leg squats and lunges, but those definitely caused some pain if I moved at all in the wrong way.

My cardio (when I do go to the gym in the winter months) is the row machine. Last winter I could run about 0.75 to 1 mile and my knees didn't complain too much. But by this end of winter (i took a break from running in there) I tried running again and I didn't even get to 1/4 mile before I felt like I was damaging myself. That's the biggest reason I've wanted to have my knees looked at. BlindGoldfishZ's sister was in town and she's an Ortho. She told me to see a physical therapist.
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 03:16 PM

And riding at the track doesn't make your knee hurt? Or is that why you want to rehab it?
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 03:33 PM

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And riding at the track doesn't make your knee hurt? Or is that why you want to rehab it?



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