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    PBF/ Lifting Heavy Thing for people with knee problems

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    I've got a friend who just started eating primal, but had two knee replacements.

    Any suggestions for a PBF routine for her? I'd assume pull-ups (even if they are assisted) are a good exercises.. any other ideas? Any PBF'ers out there with knee trouble?

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    Walk. Most benefit for lowest risk.

    When your friend feels ready to do more, start with PBF, but don't push.

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    Yeah, peeps, cough up the info!

    My knees aren't that bad - I don't feel any pain. But they do click, so sometimes when I'm doing squats I wonder if I'm screwing up my knees even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex26 View Post
    Yeah, peeps, cough up the info!

    My knees aren't that bad - I don't feel any pain. But they do click, so sometimes when I'm doing squats I wonder if I'm screwing up my knees even more.
    Knee clicks are not a sign of knee injury, and if you are squatting properly(hip crease below knee, toes behind knee if possible) you are doing your knees a huge favor. Plenty of people on here have rehabbed bad knees with squats.

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    Just ask the surgeon for a list of approved movements, and go from there.

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    I have one very bad knee- I had major surgery years ago and lost a lot of synovial fluid and have a very unstable knee cap. I can't do things like prolonged hiking down steep inclines without issues, but I can do kettlebell swings/squats with no issues (since you're using your posterior chain and core- not knees- if you do them correctly.)

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    tough to recommend any leg exercises without knowing lots of details, but the single best thing i did for my weak, perpetually sore knees, was to learn to squat properly, from the hips.

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