This afternoon I was working with a patient who had a partial knee replacement surgery. He is an active person, but his knee pain would prevent him from running and playing tennis, so he opted for the surgery to help get back on track.
Overall he is doing well. This morning we shared a little chuckle. He was working on quadriceps strengthening on the Cybex leg extension machine. The first repetition he tried was difficult and he winced.
I asked if he was ok, and he stated he was. I told him the first rep of any exercise is difficult, and the last 3 were also tough.
He asked if we were only doing 4 reps.