Today was my first day of lifting. It was a success, but I have been reading up on deadlifts for some time and want to implement them into my chest/back day. However, I have two bad knees (offically diagnosed with bilateral patella femural syndrome in both) and because of this i have not done deadlifts yet. Do they really use your knees that much to the point where I need to worry? My favorite sport to play is basketball (played for 6 years) and I have read it helps greatly for it. Anyhow, please give me feedback as it is appreciated
take it slow, see how it feels yourself....if you are really worried ask a doctor
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
I don't even feel it in my knees - squats are a different thing altogether. Of course, I don't have bad knees, so there ya go.
Don't ask for a lighter load. Ask for a stronger back.