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Hyper extended knees?

pnj

Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings
Aug 14, 2002
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My knee keeps wanting to bend further back then it should. when I tighten my thigh muscle it feels the same way (like my knee wants to bend too far backwards).

Are there any exercises I can do to prevent this?

Something to strengthen my knee/leg?
 

IH8Rice

I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!
Aug 2, 2008
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did you have a injury to your knee? i hyper-extended my knee twice it is absolutely horrible.

i did leg extensions/curls and the basic leg workouts at the gym after some time of rest to help build my strength up more
 

pnj

Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings
Aug 14, 2002
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seattle
This recent knee issue seemed to show up out of nowhere. I have, in the past, screwed my knees up in various ways. but that was years ago. I didn't do anything to cause this current knee issue, it just suddenly started feeling really loose and unstable....
 

lanalang

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Feb 12, 2011
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Try to make every kind of strething - it reduce the pain. Like, Wall slide: Leaning with your back against a wall, bend your knees 30°, sliding down the wall, then straighten up again. Move slowly and smoothly, using your hands on the wall for balance. Keep feet and legs parallel, and do not allow knees to go out over the toes. Repeat 5 -10 times.
It is better to warm your knee before - try smth natural. I use Use Nature Medic Arthritis cream - it is for different kind of arthritis, sports injuries, muscle or ligament damage. Is sold online.
 

trap121

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May 26, 2011
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Leg extensions and leg curls are two of the worst machines that are in the gym. If you have knee issues you should stay away from both, they will make your knee pain much worse
 

eric strt6

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Sep 8, 2001
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Leg extensions and leg curls are two of the worst machines that are in the gym. If you have knee issues you should stay away from both, they will make your knee pain much worse
Most people try to move too much weight. The key to strenthening and rebuilding is low weights and high reps. Training the muscle memory with minimal resistance and increasing the blood flow for repair and strenthening of damaged tissue through lots of reps is what you want. adding weight is way down the line