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Knee Flexion for Joint Health?


#1

CT,

My (short) experience already proves to me that squats and pulls are enough for balanced leg development, strength and size-wise. However, is it advisable to include some leg curls or GHRs to maintain proper strength balance in the knee joint? If so, what's the best way to add these to a layer workout (intensity, frequency, workout placement, cycle length)?


#2

here is the answer on your first question.

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_thibaudeau/hamstring_training

however, I think if you don't sprint, knee flexion movements are desirable. For instance, when you kick a ball in soccer, your hamstrings must prevent knee hyperextension. So they must be strong - trained at lower reps.
And by the way, knee flexion ex. are probably the only outright pull movements for the legs and ghr or natural ghr really builds powerful and big hamstrings.


#3

Thanks mate!