Powerlifter fractures both knees during squat attempt.

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  1. 1bigK

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    The second one, boyfriend (?) pulling her arm backwards like that, that was stupid. And her fracture was inevitable.


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    If you have bad knees, squats are both dangerous and the worst thing you can do to those knees. That is a good way to blow those knees out.


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    I lifted 2000 pounds today. 80 pounds at a time and I’m feeling it. #800? That’s just nuts.
     
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    Oh to be young, dumb, and full of something.


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    Take care of your body, your body takes care of you.
    Do stupid things, well, you win stupid prizes.

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    Seriously, the best exersize for knees, especially post op knees, is riding a road bike. Proper fit and position on the bike are important, as well as learning to spin the pedals at 80-90 RPM minimum. Riding in this manner is considered a high rep/no load exercise.

    If you have ever seen someone who has had their ACL replaced, and saw them in the CPM machine post op? That is doing the bike pedaling motion.

    Swimming is considered #2 best exersize for knees.


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  7. Detectorist

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    Maybe he didn't know he had "bad" knees.
     
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    Yep, unnecessary when you want to stay weak for the rest of your life.
     
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    I suspect he was a heavy steroid user. Steroids help your muscles recover really fast but do nothing for the ligaments, tendons, or bones.
     
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    Walking lunges. Extension machines.

    Squats are for people that don't realize how badly they're hurting themselves. It's not how knees are meant to work. If you have to wrap your knees up before a lift so they don't explode, that's a real sign it's a bad idea.
     
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    I was maybe 110 as a Junior in HS. Powerlifting coach asked me to join since I was one of the few in that weight class. I did and now regret doing all those squats. I should have wrestled. That coach was also my photography teacher but I had already committed to powerlifting. Wearing a squat suit and sniffing amonia, good times....
     
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    That's why I keep it at 700lbs and just do reps.
     
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    Sure, there are other options, but squats and DL are great exercises for strength training.

    There is a big difference between powerlifting competitions and strength training. In competition, an athlete will sacrifice health for a chance at the win.
     
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    I agree, and they also activate the most muscle groups in the body. Not to mention the workout the respiratory system gets when squatting heavy. Going for records is another story. Knees have to be wrapped correctly and that means tight to avoid injuries as much as possible.
     
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    I agree with you on competitive lifting. It's a sport. The body wasn't meant for repeated collisions in football, either. Athletes spend their health for the rewards of winning. Pushing muscles and tendons to the limit is part of the sport of powerlifting. Every now and then something fails.

    Squatting done correctly at reasonable weights is great for the knees. This means a "squat" not a "deep knee bend" so the hamstrings are balancing the knees. The vast majority of people will never get strong enough to start ripping tendons loose from bones.
     
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    Steroids and bones.....should teach you a lesson. That guy is out for the next 5 years!
     
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    Opinions on exercises are like buttholes. See below for some of mine. Ha!
    • Leg presses are bad for the lower back due to the combination of high weights and bending.
    • I doubt hack squats are good for the knees. It looks and feels like a deep knee bend to me. I've done them before and my knees didn't feel solid.
    • You didn't mention pistols, but I see them as similar to hack squats. Even when I could squat about 3x bodyweight, my knee felt like it would explode during pistols. Later, I learned that was because in that weird position, the hamstrings can't engage and balance the knee.
    • I'm not so sure bridges are good for the neck. I used to do a lot of those, and I have some pretty serious bone spurs in my cervical spine. To be fair, I have other issues, and those other issues are the main problem. Jamming those vertebrae together in a flexed position doesn't seem like a good idea to me, though, so I think they weren't helpful.
    Certainly, there are a lot of people who benefit from these. Same with squats and deadlifts.
     
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    A female friend I used to fly with, was a bodybuilder in a former life. She had 300 on the squat rack. Someone said her name, she turned turned to see who it was, and broke her back.
     
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    Lots of misinformation in this thread.

    Squatting and deadlifting correctly are not bad for the back or knees. They're actually some of the best exercises you can do for longevity.

    The correct form and the right weight are the keys, and that's where most people make mistakes.
     
  20. Detectorist

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    I wish I would have done strength training way before I started in 2012.
     
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