T Nation

Knee Feeling Weird After Leg Press

I had shoulder surgery a 5 months back so I hadn’t started working out again until about one month ago. I’ve been doing mainly upper body, some legs, and playing a lot of raquetball (haha I know).

Anyway, I was doing leg press about a week ago, 3 sets of 10 reps each. On the third set and the last few reps, I was having a hard time and my friend told me my knees started shaking a lot on those last few. Right as he was saying that is a good way to injure your knee, I began to feel a weird feeling in that right knee. Since then, it has not gotten better or worse. I’ve only done arm workouts to let it heal in the meantime.

The weirdest part is, this feeling is not what I would describe as pain. It just feels weird but in a bad way. The feeling is right at the bottom of my kneecap, where the bottom of the kneecap meets the top of the shin/tendons above the shin (I’m not too good with anatomy).

Has anyone ever heard of something like this or advice on what it might be/what to do? Im paranoid because I just had the 10,000 dollar shoulder surgery and I don’t want to have to do something like that again.

I’m a 22 year old male, 6’5", 200 lbs.

Thank you I really appreciate it!
-Tim

what you are describing is the patellar tendon

try to avoid any sheer stress in the knee

also some people have problems using the leg press since it forces your knee through a predefined path and limits several degrees of freedom of motion, BB squats (with correct technique!) dont have those limitations

you could try placing your feet higher so there’s less of an angle at your knee.

Otherwise, remember these wise words: If it hurts, don’t do it.