I need some advice. I've recently been "cleared hot" to start squatting again after my ACL reconstruction. I was warned to use light weight (of course) and that my ROM will be limited, but I can start movements in small pain free doses. I got back in the rack last week and felt really awkward. The day after, my affected leg wasn't nearly as sore as the unaffected leg. Obviously I was cheating and depending on my good leg more than the bad. Tomorrow is my next leg day and I'm not sure if squatting will be the most productive thing for me since I'm still "cheating".
Is this psychosomatic or structural?
Also, should I...
Get in the rack, go to town, and assume the affected limb will catch up?
Start off the first few sessions with lunges rather than full on squats to
work each limb independently?
Consider hacks for the time being?
I'm kind of puzzled and I'd like to have a plan before tomorrow. Just wondering what you guys might think about my sitch..
Thanks in advance