Tag Archives: quadriceps

“I have knee arthritis, should I use a brace or will it weaken my quads?”

  Knee brace for Osteoarthritis: will it weaken my quads? I get that question often, patients who are concerned that if they wear a brace they will somehow “weaken” their quadriceps. Well, as recent studies show, rest assured that you CAN wear the brace without any significant change in your muscle strength. Think of it […]

Should I use the Knee Extension Machine at my gym?

Almost all gyms that have machines have the Knee extension machine for quadriceps strengthening, but is it a good exercise to do? Not in my opinion, especially if you have had an ACL repair…. It is not my favorite machine for a number of reasons: 1. Not a functional exercise, I prefer to use standing […]