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Are leg extensions a good exercise for my knee to prevent injury?

Leg extensions are not the best choice as an exercise to prevent knee injuries. They can place a lot of stress on the knee joint and only focus on one muscle group - the quadriceps. Better choices would be exercises that make the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and gluteal musles to work at the same time. Lunges, squats, and step-ups are other great choices you can try.

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