Pain in back of knee when doing leg curls.  Should

Discussion in 'General Training' started by Ruhl, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Ruhl

    Ruhl New Member

    I get a pain in the back of the knee when doing leg curls. Should I do stiff-legged deadlifts instead, or would this only aggravate the injury that is building up?
     
  2. addy

    addy New Member

    where exactly is the pain, and what kind of equipment are you using? do you feel any pain while doing any other leg exercises?
     
  3. Ruhl

    Ruhl New Member

    Pain is in the tendon towards the knee. Equipment is a leg curl machine, one on which you lie down. I don't have pain when doing other leg exercises.
     
  4. jtsisyoda

    jtsisyoda New Member

    I was taught not to let the leg straighten all the way (lock) on leg curls (or straight-leg deads). You don't want to hyperextend the knee. If you're doing that, it might explain your pain. If it's really bad or doesn't go away, of course see a doc.
     

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