Closed chain . Closed chain exercises are the best for your knee after an ACL reconstruction. Are you seeing a therapist? You should be, and they can show you closed chain exercises. Closed chain exercises include lunges and squats. The feet are on the ground and not moving, the exercises involve multiple joints, and the forces are compressive across the joint, which is better for a healing ACL reconstruction.
I agree. Also, focus on your, range of motion, quad strength and overall lower body flexibility. Best of luck!
Hamstring exercises. Both the ACL and hamstings prevent excessive abnormal forward translation of the knee, but the ACL is a primary stabilizer and the hamstrings are secondary restraints. After the ACL is torn, the hamstings, by default, become more important in limiting abnormal forward translation and instability of the knee. Strengthening them minimizes this unwanted motion and instability. Read more...