Thursday, April 16, 2009

ACL Injury Prevention

ACL tears are primarily a non contact inujury.

How do you prevent them? Or more accurately, reduce the risk of them occurring in the first place.

Training. A progression to plyometrics and dynamic movement in a controlled environment. Don't try to be a hero and start jumping around without a goal in mind.

Mike Boyle has a fantastic article on this at

Mike Boyle's ACL Injury Prevention Article

He is the man when it comes to training athletes and injury prevention.

So talk to a professional. Get assessed, do a Hop & Stop test, and start training those legs immediately!

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