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Does P90X cause strain to my mcl?
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No
P90x is a proprietary exercise progam that emphasizes mixing different types of work outs to confuse muscle memory; with the sessions lasting approximately one hour a day, six days a week for 90 days.
Like any other exercise or work out program, you can sprain or strain your mcl or other areas by over doing it. You are not any more likely to injure your mcl with p90x than any other program.

In brief: No
P90x is a proprietary exercise progam that emphasizes mixing different types of work outs to confuse muscle memory; with the sessions lasting approximately one hour a day, six days a week for 90 days.
Like any other exercise or work out program, you can sprain or strain your mcl or other areas by over doing it. You are not any more likely to injure your mcl with p90x than any other program.
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
In brief: No more than
Any other exercise activity that has you involved in either twisting motions at the knee or participating in exercises that involve lateral movements.

In brief: No more than
Any other exercise activity that has you involved in either twisting motions at the knee or participating in exercises that involve lateral movements.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It can
Lateral movements put a strain on the collateral ligaments.
P90x has several exercises that can put stress on your collateral ligaments. All exercises are good if done carefully and if you are experiencing pain with certain exercises on p90x then substitute for the ones that bother your knee with one that doesn't.

In brief: It can
Lateral movements put a strain on the collateral ligaments.
P90x has several exercises that can put stress on your collateral ligaments. All exercises are good if done carefully and if you are experiencing pain with certain exercises on p90x then substitute for the ones that bother your knee with one that doesn't.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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