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What leg strengthening exercises are the best for knee strengthening?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Terminal extension: The last 30-40 degrees of extension strengthening are the safest on the knee. Leg presses, squats, knee extension exercises that focus on the last 30-40 degrees of motion can create good strength and mass without stressing the knee cap or meniscus significantly. Lunges put high stresses on the knee.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Knee strengthening: Closed kinetic chain exercises such as tai chi, mini squats and lunges.

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