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    Default Knee injury ... should I train good leg?

    Hi all, and thanks in advance for any advice.

    I have recently damaged my PCL in my knee after a hard fall playing basketball. I have seen my doctor and have been referred to emergency physio (4 weeks) and to an osteopath for an MRI (8 weeks) as I have a bit of a history with knee issues.

    I have been told to avoid any weight bearing exercises (including body weight for now) or repetitive motions (cycling, cross trainer) until I see the physio. I am putting together a new training program to work around my injury (upper body, battle ropes, boxing etc).

    Should I train my good leg with single leg lifts? Was thinking leg press, leg extensions, ham curls, glute bridges, RDLs. I donítí want to create an imbalance but also donít want to take up to 3 months off leg training or lose the hormonal benefits of training the other 70% of my lean body mass.

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    Yeah, you can still train your good leg, but do it more as maintenance, don't try to set new records or anything.

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    make sure you let your bad leg recovery a little, not good if by any chance you force it when training your good one.


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    You know...its not that bad, but it can worsen. With that in mind check with the therapist you get. If you are not satisfied with their response then report back.
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