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Women who had an ACL injury: how do you know your quadriceps overdeveloped?

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Dr. Kim Fagan
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In brief: Hamstring:QuadRatio

It is all about balance.
The quadriceps and hamstrings are opposing muscles. The hamstrings are considered secondary supporting structures for the acl in preventing anterior translation of the tibia. The quadriceps pull the tibia forward. If the quads are overly developed then more pull forward. Ideal ratio is about 75%. Check in weight room: divide leg curl weight by leg extension weight.

In brief: Hamstring:QuadRatio

It is all about balance.
The quadriceps and hamstrings are opposing muscles. The hamstrings are considered secondary supporting structures for the acl in preventing anterior translation of the tibia. The quadriceps pull the tibia forward. If the quads are overly developed then more pull forward. Ideal ratio is about 75%. Check in weight room: divide leg curl weight by leg extension weight.
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