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Torn ACL update

Almost 7 months ago I tore my left ACL.  You can read the entire story on my previous blog posts of Part 1, 2, and 3.  So here I am on my own path doing my own strength and rehab.  I have really surprised myself with what I have been able to do without having the surgery, which I'll go into in a minute.  My knee is not perfect and even though I haven't been doing any traditional rehab, you would probably never know that I am missing something.  The one thing that I did have to give up was Krav Maga because the stability of my knee just wasn't ready for the lateral movements and unpredictable forces.   Things could change in the future, but as of now everything feels strong and steady.  Here are a few things I have been doing in order to regain the strength of my knee without any surgery. 

I immediately started doing Single Leg Squats using a TRX or Rings for support in order to slowly strengthen the muscles around my knee.  I continued doing Single Leg Dead Lifts and Kettl…