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Torn Quad Rehab


#1

I am a 400m runner and I have got clearance from my doctor that I can start rehabbing my quad.

So far I have been told not to do squats for now. The tear was high near the myotendonous junction, along the rectus femoris.

I wanted to consult you guys before I started, any recommnendations, exercises in particular, and how do you feel about avoiding squats for a while???

-Thanks


#2

Externally loaded squats, probably NOT a good idea.

One question though, if you can't do squats, how do you go to the bathroom for #2? Or how do you sit to drive your car? See what I'm getting at. We squat everyday.

I just wouldn't go adding in extra weight.

You might even try some single leg squats (to the point of no pain and under control).


#3

that first line should read "Probably NOT a good idea"