I wanted to get some feedback from all of our bodybuilding and workout enthusiasts here on the Zone. I just signed a contract with World Gym and I am sufficiently motivated to follow through on some fitness goals for the year. When I was in my early 30's I had a membership with Bally's/Presidents and was fairly consistent with my bodybuilding goals and made some worthwhile progress for about a year, year and a half. However, life happened and I became lax and eventually fizzled out. Even though over the years I had gotten in shape off and on using Pilates and a fitness bike I had at home, I haven't done any serious heavy duty workouts. I'm getting to my questions? The two area's of concern for me are my knee and ankle. In my 20's I fractured my ankle and it caused some minor issues with workouts but it was bearable. Now that I am in my late 40's and determined to get into shape, but absolutely do not what to have any issues with my ankle or my knee. My knee has never been injured in any way, but when I did lower body work in my 30's I would from time to time have knee pain of say 2 or 3 on a scale of 10. Right now I am working on my rehab from my shoulder surgery from Nov. 2012, and that will take 6 to 12 months, so I will be doing lower body and core work, (anything that doesn't require shoulders for about 4 to 6 months.) Having said all that I am going to do everything I can to head off any potential issues right from the start. I know there a lot of bodybuilders/fitness enthusiasts here and wanted to get some feedback on the best types of knee and ankle supports for working out. When I was looking at all the different types and variations for support I decided I definitely wanted to get some opinions on the different kinds and results from you all. So tell me about your experiences with knee and ankle support before I go burn money on stuff that isn't worth a crap. P.S. for the few of you that knew about the shoulder surgery, the rehab is going fairly well, slow, but it's going pretty much as expected.