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Can't Do Hamstrings Exercises


#1

hey there,
i hurt my left knee last week, am getting difficulties doing exercises that work the Hamstrings, especially leg curls and Romanian Deadlifts, and squat is the only exercise that i can do without any pain. is that enough for now till my knee gets well, or should i stop doing even the squat till it get better?


#2

It really depends on the severity of the injury. First, do no harm. Do as much as you can without re-injuring the kneecap.

I mean, even if you do decide not to do ham work, how long will your recovery be?


#3

maybe i will need 3-4 weeks


#4

That's a reasonable time. I'd totally baby my leg. Better one month off serious training than six, you know?