Originally Posted by M&P15T
With my knees, I prefer lunges. They really wreck everything below the waist-line. And I'm too fat to do pull-ups, but I work the same muscles on the lat pull-down. And there's no way I'm going to do presses. I want my back and shoulders to be healthy for tennis, not wrecked.
If I did what you suggest, I would be at the gym maybe 3 times a week, with recovery periods in-between, and it would be too hard on certain joints. For me, that's not what works.
I was really happy to have had a sinus infection late last week. After a ton of squatting and box jumps on Monday/Tuesday, my knees appreciated the break.