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    Question No ACL, need leg exercises

    Got a female friend about 50yrs old. She doesn't have an ACL. Never got it replaced and just strengthened the supporting muscles years and years ago(15+yrs).

    She wants to start a workout program, but I don't know what leg routines that will help or hurt her.

    Suggestions welcome

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    Well, I haven't had a PCL for about 8 years, and I can do pretty much any leg exercise pain free. I do full squats, leg presses, leg extensions, etc. I do all of these exercises in a $1000 CTI2 knee brace just to be safe, however.

    Probably best to check with a physical therapist beforehand.
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    Originally Posted by SchemeSC View Post
    Well, I haven't had a PCL for about 8 years, and I can do pretty much any leg exercise pain free. I do full squats, leg presses, leg extensions, etc. I do all of these exercises in a $1000 CTI2 knee brace just to be safe, however.

    Probably best to check with a physical therapist beforehand.
    Kneebrace, that is the ticket! thanks for the input
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    When the ACL is torn you need to rely on your muscles around the knee joint for increased stability. Before you start to work with make sure she has clearance from an orthopedist. Once cleared work on strengthening her hamstrings and focus on close chain exercises.
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