Torn ACL?

Discussion in 'Training' started by Michael_70, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Michael_70

    Michael_70 Learning to Live Again

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    Has anyone here ever had a Torn ACL?
    If so, what could you do in the gym while recovering? No cardio or lower body..

    I had an MRI last week and found out that's the problem with my right knee. So, off to the orthopedic doc tomorrow morning to find out my options.
     
  2. Brandi

    Brandi old school

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    Oh no!!

    (I was going to PM you but you don't have them enabled. Tsk Tsk.)
     
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  4. Michael_70

    Michael_70 Learning to Live Again

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    Ahh, I'll get on that..forgot I need to update the profile with the new board..thx!
     
  5. Erik

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    Tons of posterior chain work.
     
  6. Michael_70

    Michael_70 Learning to Live Again

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    Checked it out..some of that will have to do until it can be bent..

    Good info.

    Thx Erik
     
  8. Pandora

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    I have a torn meniscus in my left knee and all I can think of to do for lower body are stiff leg deadlifts. Anything that involves weight on my knees while bending is a recipe for disaster. It just won't hold me up. So, I'm doing a lot of upper body specialization work and a lot of yoga. Even most cardio is out. Even just walking too long causes it to get inflamed... What a pain. Good luck to you on your recovery!!
     
  9. sunny

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    The abs now need some extra work, too.
    For cardio - swimming! (But no flippers.) Butterfly is great!
    Good luck, Michael! Feel better soon! :)
     
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  10. Michael_70

    Michael_70 Learning to Live Again

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    Pandora, that sucks that the pain is as much as you have. How long has it been going on?

    I just got back from seeing the doc..this will be an interesting adventure.
     
  11. Pandora

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    I injured mine the first time in late December. I stayed off of it for about 6 weeks and it seemed fine so I went back to working out and boom- again. So, I rested longer... avoided the doctor and it felt better for months and then it went out again. I did it doing HIIT every time- it is just reaggravating the same old injury. This time I'm not avoiding the doctor. :lol:
     
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    Good work, both of you! She's such an inspiration, just found her log through another forum a couple weeks ago...I'd known about the surgery and part of the recovery from a PLUSA article, but reading the details is really interesting...and awe inspiring :)
     
  14. Michael_70

    Michael_70 Learning to Live Again

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    Yeah, great job to both of you.
    Good read about her surgery and everything she went through afterwards. They took her patellar tendon for the new ACL. They are going to take one of my hamstring tendons for mine. She's got great arms btw.
     
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  15. sunny

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    How are you, Michael? :wave:
     

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