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Postby Debra Lavia » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:29 pm

Hi peoples!
My knees are not good and have became worse as I have gained weight, (think grating, creaking and cracking, :( tho no swelling) and walking tends to make them ache. :cry: A friend suggested trying a rowing machine. What do you think? Are rowing machines better for your knees than treadmills and/or cross trainers? Which are good ones? Do they cost much? :? I'm 107kg and need to lose weight for health reasons (as well as wanting to!)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:20 pm

i think rowing machines would add impact to the knees deb. my experience with them is that they slide back as you row and your knees bend then straighten?
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Postby shelbel » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:46 pm

Do you have a pool close to your house? Swimming or water aerobics be better for the knees, although its an ongoing cost.
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:00 pm

The bike is definitely the way to go, it is no impact at all! And then the cross trainer. Rower isn't too bad, just make sure you're not pushing back too far and locking your knees out, but see how you go with it!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:31 pm

Bikes are great. when i injured my knee the exercise bike got it back on track (it builds the muscles around the knee which support the joint and is low impact)

i generally have heaps of trouble with my leg joints - ankles, knees and hips - and I find lots of walking does the same thing - achey. Riding is excellent
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Re: gym junkies- bung knees

Postby Ally147 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:44 pm

Hi there...

I think the others in this group are right, a rowing machine can actually cause aching as well (well it tends to with my sore knee)... i find that an exercise bike and cross trainer are great as the impact is taken away. If u like walking, try maybe walking on a softer surface like grass rather than tarmac as the softness of the grass will take some of the impact off your knees and minimise your pain afterwards.
If you would like to give a rowing machine a try, i would suggest a resistance level that is about 1-3 and a session lasting about 5 minutes, any more than that and you'll end up pretty sore.

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Re: gym junkies- bung knees

Postby Gordz » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:57 pm

my at home gym has a system between your feet with an attachment that is supposed to work the biceps, but if you turn around and sit on the floor, it's actually a rowing motion, but without knee bending obviously. I think it's a fantastic excercise and worth every effort.
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Re: gym junkies- bung knees

Postby Gordz » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:12 pm

Aussie Male, 26, 194cm.

Start date: 12/8/2013
Highest - 144.8kg

Current - 141.3kg

Goal - 110kg

3.5kg lost

31.3kg to go
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Re: gym junkies- bung knees

Postby Mogget » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:19 pm

Hey Deb,

with my particular knees (can't handle any kind of squat or lunge, stairs are painful) I find bike/elliptical and rowing machine all quite good
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