Sorry too hear about your surgery man, two ACL tears myself so I know the feeling! Stay away from jumping jacks or any kind of pressure at different angles on that knee until you rebuild strength or released by your doc. But anyways if you have pool access you can do all kinds of cardio like running, high knees, and jumping without risk of doing damage. Strengthen your quad and you should be back to doing normal cardio in a few months! Best of luck man
No problem, yea I bet there were no giggles! I'm a year into my second surgery and jumping jacks will still irritate my knee if I do too many. Well like you I'm impatient and thought I was invisible to be honest, so 5 months post surgery I was back to doing all my usual workouts (I healed up fast) I started playing b ball and torn it again on month 6! Not worth it bc the second time I torn everything and messed up all my cartilage in that knee. That damn ACL is a pain in the ass man take your time with it.. how did you tear it by the way?
Haha sorry but that sounds just like my experience.. I played basketball on a torn ACL for a few weeks not even considering I may have torn a ligament in my knee.. it's hard to explain the feeling but while I was back peddling my knee just buckled and that was one of the most intense pains of my life which then made me see a doctor! Learned the hard way, well good luck to you man have a speedy recovery
I have dual blown ACLs and stick to workouts that are high rep but low impact, and pay close attention to form. Ellipticals are great for that. I'll do jump squats because they are straight vertical, but I won't do jumping jacks or full burpees or anything that could cause them to pop. Wearing a good brace helps, as does testing moves before doing them in a workout and making modifications as needed.