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Old 12-07-2007, 02:15 PM   #7
Corey Duvall
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Re: What to avoid with torn ACL (surgery not an option - now)

That move really does make sense. If you try to make your leg passive there will be some play, and if it becomes passive while moving, you've got problems. I might suggest adding some agility work to your warm-up, training your body to keep that leg firing even if it is temporarily not weight bearing. Funny thing is, those are the exact things your PT would have you do after an ACL reconstruction. Teach your body to move quicker and quicker, start stop, change directions, spin, etc. Do this daily as warm-up and eventually it'll become second nature.

Let us know how it goes.

BTW, I would never again bother with the isolation exercises. If you're a body builder and need exact bilateral symmetry, it might be helpful. Beyond that, I struggle to see who they would be good for (certainly not all the elderly who come into my gym to use them incorrectly).
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