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    Hello Rip,
    I had both knees replaced about 18 months ago. I started training six months after the operation. I am 56 years old and overweight at 295 & 6’2”. I am able to squat reps with 315 ( no need to go higher) and deadlift 285. Pressing has completely eliminated a pain from torn rotator cuff injury In my right shoulder. All is well if I could wire my jaws shut and lose weight.

    Anyway, my question : with two artificial knees, am I pushing my luck with that much weight ? My wife & friends say I’m crazy. My surgeon, who is a slim runner/ biker/ skier, seemed unfamiliar with weight training and said “that weight seems a bit excessive” and nothing more.

    Does anyone has experience or know of folks trying to train after knee replacement.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcairney View Post
    Hello Rip,
    I had both knees replaced about 18 months ago. I started training six months after the operation. I am 56 years old and overweight at 295 & 6’2”. I am able to squat reps with 315 ( no need to go higher) and deadlift 285. Pressing has completely eliminated a pain from torn rotator cuff injury In my right shoulder. All is well if I could wire my jaws shut and lose weight.

    Anyway, my question : with two artificial knees, am I pushing my luck with that much weight ? My wife & friends say I’m crazy. My surgeon, who is a slim runner/ biker/ skier, seemed unfamiliar with weight training and said “that weight seems a bit excessive” and nothing more.

    Does anyone has experience or know of folks trying to train after knee replacement.

    Thank you
    Just bumping this as I'm very interested as well. A friend of mine just went through a prolonged ordeal with chemo, radiation, and multiple surgeries because of prostate cancer, and now he really needs to start lifting to get his muscle mass back, which I'm hoping I can help him with. But the problem is, he needs to have both knees replaced first. Any special considerations? Or just just run the novice program like anyone else?

    Thanks!

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    We have a piece in preparation right now. Short version: do the program.

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