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Old 04-11-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
Corey Tomala
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Hey everyone, just wanted to start off by saying hey and it's great to be here. Very new to the crossfit thing, but I've been loving it every minute that I do it. Far better then the bodybuilding stuff I used to do, but anyways, no sooner that I started doing this stuff I ended up tearing something in my knee playing football(find out this Thursday), and so I can't do most of the exercises for the WODs. I just wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to alternate exercises I could do besides pushups, pullups, and handstand pushups because since I can't bend my left knee almost at all, I'm pretty limited to what I can do. I understand I may just have to wait it out until my knee gets better, but I figure it couldn't hurt to ask.

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Old 04-11-2006, 05:55 PM   #2
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Where does it hurt?
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:06 PM   #3
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It's on the inside of my left knee. The doctor's I have spoken to think it is either my MCL and/or meniscus. Right now I just can't bend it very much so I can't do a lot of the exercises here.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:31 AM   #4
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I have been wrestling with this lately too. Offhand: bench press, dips, hanging leg raises, situps (some techniques), partial deadlifts, good mornings, ring exercises (see latest CFJ), rope climb.
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:24 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice Allan, but I do have one question. How would you do partial deadlifts? Since I can't bend my leg pretty much at all, all I can think of is doing basically a straight-legged deadlift. Is that what you are talking about?

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Old 04-13-2006, 10:43 AM   #6
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I guess if you have zero knee flexion then maybe we are talking about shrugs (still a pretty good exercise). If you have 10 or 20 degrees that should suffice for a partial, starting the bar just above your slightly flexed knee (a power rack is great for this).

It also occurs to me that I read somewhere recently the suggestion of using a rower with your injured leg off to the side, sliding on a smooth surface.

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Old 04-16-2006, 06:53 AM   #7
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Hmm, I never thought of using a rower to do anything. I'll have to give that one a try. Thanks again for the info.
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