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Old 07-30-2010, 10:59 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
Just a mini-rant on "bad knees."

I often hear, "I have bad knees. What can I replace squats and deadlifts with?"

9 times out of 10 this person does not have bad knees, and merely has weak knees from living a unhealthy, lazy lifestyle. Or more likely, they are just lying so they don't have to do squats or deadlifts.

More squats, less torill-o chips.
I have a bad knee from a motorcycle accident many years ago. When I first started lifting heavy, I torqued it doing some side lunges and it hurt like hell even to walk. I decided that maybe if I built up some more muscle around the knee, made it stronger, that I could actually make it better. Lots of people advised me NOT to do that because I would run the risk of making it worse. Well guess what? The more leg work I do, the less knee pain I have.
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