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Squats are not bad for your knees if done correctly. But if you have knee injuries you can do leg extensions.

I would first consult your MD and a good PT (Physical Therapist) not a personal trainer, Sport medice kind and really look at the nature of the injury.

You may find that 3/4-1/2 squats are allowable as are leg extensions.

Unfortunately I would guess that if you suffered a serious knee injury, full squats will not be recommended. And becarefull of relying on braces and supports, one needs to remember that most times injuries and pain are your bodies way of telling you something. Take time let your body heal and work back cautiously.

Squats or leg press are a safe exercise if done correctly as they are a closed chain exercise, ie a multiple joint movement with feet against a solid base. Leg extensions are open chain, single joint movement and feet not against a solid base, which increases forces in the knee. Depending on the type of knee injury depends on which exercise you should choose. If unsure, make an appointment with a sports therapist or physio.

try lunges, they help your butt too

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