Anyone have any suggestions on best exercise for recovery of wasted muscle post ACL surgery. In particular the VMO.
PLEASE ignore last post.
Seated leg extensions (inner or outer range) are bad news early after ACL surgery. Because the joint bis not loaded by bodyweight (called open chain exercise) there are far higher forces on your ACL graft and you risk stretching it if these are done too early.
Talk to your physio.
VMO is always the first part of the quads to waste and the hardest to get back. There are plenty of exercises you cn do, but you need good, professional rehab advice.
hmm I was going to comment on this, but will leave my professional opinion out of this thread.