A little help wanted in regards to my leg workout

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  1. JoeyCrack

    JoeyCrack Active Member

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    I basically destroyed my right leg a year and a half ago and had knee surgery along with fractures in all 3 leg bones. Also while learning to walk properly again I managed to strain my left knee. Long story short I am now working out and doing fine with both my knees. During my leg workouts which admittedly have been light and careful I have started doing hack squats and upping my weight. For the first time I really feel no resistance in my knee. Would it be a good idea to start doing squats on say a smith machine in order to feel my body out or is this the type of injury that I should just avoid squats all together?
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    hacks hurt most more then any other leg movement so if your not feeling pain there I would think your would be better off elsewhere.
     
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    I haven't really tried "normal squats" if there is such a thing persay but I know that when I had about 6 months ago I could feel the hardware in my knee but now I really seem alot more flexible. I guess I'll just start light and work my way up to avoid getting hurt
     
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    Try normal squats with just the bar and see how it feels. Go up with the weight from there.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    lunges, stepups, all types of hamstring exercises
     
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