ACL workable workouts for the "ideal body"

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Feb 26, 2015 3:15am
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Hello, greenie here. I'm trying to just get into a better fitness, better stomach, slimed thighs and calfs, better butt. But the down side is I'm injured. I have recently torn my ACL and it's hard to get my flexibility back and also be able to withstand the test of time on my one knee. Any suggestions or help?
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Feb 26, 2015 3:25am
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You probably need rehabilitation before doing anything.

26 Feb
Well my family hasn't had the money, so they rely on me to "figure it out", you could say. Any suggestions for that. YouTube hasn't been much help in the matter.
26 Feb
Just start with short and simple workouts, that won't over exhaust you.
26 Feb
Sorry to ask again. Since I haven't exercised in a while what would be the ideal thing. Something like take a walk everyday, stretch everyday. Stuff like that. Sorry again. I've been looking for answers for a long time.
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Feb 26, 2015 3:27am
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I have no ACL, mine is completely torn! I have had 13 surgeries, 4 which was reconstructive!
I seen my specialist and I am building the muscles around and not going to have surgery at this time! I have noticed a huge difference! The best person to ask is your specialist and they can see how much movement you have, they know you best of what you can and cannot do!
Good luck!

26 Feb
Thanks you some much! And if you don't mind me asking. How did that happen?
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Feb 26, 2015 3:40am
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Here are 10 exercise s that could help.
1) range motion exercises
2) hamstring stretches
3) straight leg raises
4) heel slides
5) quadriceps isometric contractions
6) calf raises
7) half squats
8) partial lunges
9) heel raises
10) swimming.
Make sure to check all of these exercises out. Good luck.

26 Feb
0_0 wow. Thank you son so so much! Means a lot!
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Feb 26, 2015 3:46am
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Shelby I would really take the advice of your doctor, you might not be able to do certain exercises! For me I am never allowed to do leg extensions! It has taken me a long time to get where I am now and that was through my specialist!  You could be given the wrong advice that could do more damage!
BTW i fell many years ago and to be honest for myself i should of never had that first surgery, it just went down hill from there! I had to learn how to walk, I would walk with a straight leg and by bring given the wrong advice,  it ended up tearing again!
The specialist will give you exercises or the best advice of what your options are! Sometimes that is through rehab!

26 Feb
Thank you! I have been wondering for ages, and sometime you just need to meet the doctor handle it.
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Feb 26, 2015 3:51am
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These exercises are good, but I wouldn't be doing them unless a orthopedic specialist gives the ok! Not everyone with a ACL tear can do these! Just saying

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Feb 26, 2015 3:52am
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I meant to reply to the person who gave you those exercises....I hit the wrong reply button. ...lol

26 Feb
Completely fine. I'm just happy about getting some answers. Anything would Do.
26 Feb
The good news as I am told, alot of athletes tear there ACL and don't get them fixed until there career is over, some never do get surgery! That is by building the muscles up! This doesn't work for everyone, you got to know your limitations, with anything if you feel pain you stop! I have noticed with myself by exercising my knee feels better, very strange...lol hopefully it stays that way cause I don't want any more surgeries! Good luck to you!
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Feb 26, 2015 4:02am
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So true Shelby! I will give you a example of what hapoened to me!
I was going to a gym and a personal trainer was telling me i could do certain leg exercises and that he has helped so many people who had ACL problems, he told me to quit whinning and suck it up!
I ended up phoning my specialist and told him what this trainer was telling me to do and what they said
Long story short he ended up phoning the gym and telling the trainer he didn't know that they were a orthopedic surgeon that if he ever gave me advice again that he would smack a law suit so fast that they would not know what hit them! LOL
ACL for everyone is different all depends on the individual it can cause meniscus damage,  that's why your doctor needs to tell you! There was some of the simplest exercises that caused my acl to tear again!

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