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Old 05-18-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
Robert Austin
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Working one limb while the other is healing.

Has anybody heard of working one limb while the other is healing and seeing benefits in the limb thats healing. I swear I read something about this just cant remember where. Like for example, I tore my acl in my left leg and cant do much with it except for basic rehab, but I could still work on pistols with the other leg. Now I swear I heard or read somewhere that working out the good leg still causes a neuromuscular response that causes growth to occur in the bad leg.
Can anybody point me in the direction of some information on this, or who has some experience in this?
I plan on doing pistols with the good leg no matter what but was just curious about some science behind it all.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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Re: Working one limb while the other is healing.

You retain some strength, and subsequently some mass due to the neurophsiological phenomena known as "cross education"

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Basically, work some strength, but don't do too much cause you may develop an imbalance.
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