Around 4-5 years ago i has a torn cartliage in the knee & it was shaved down. No real problems with it since, just on & off minor discomfort really.
After years of being a "Gym? hell no!!" person i joined up last September & love it.
Recently upped the weights when i've been working my legs & afterwards i get quite bad twinges in the knee that i had surgery on.
Happens the most after i've hit the leg press machine really as that's the one i've really upped the weights significantly (for me, not by your standards lol) on.
Should i ease up totally? If so then i guess i'll never be able to work past a certain weight.
What specific exercises would be perfect to strengthen this part of the leg?