Ways To Prevent ACL Tears
Strength: While quadriceps strength is seen as the gold standard indicator of how well an athlete will perform after an ACL repair, it tends to be one of the lesser focuses in prehab and prevention. The reason is simply that most young athletes overuse or over-recruit their quadriceps to do everything and are lacking proper recruitment of their glutes. The glute medius in particular is very important in preventing valgus collapse. Lacking core and hip strength are significant risk factors in ACL injuries. Working on your hamstring, gluteus maximum and hip flexors will really help to decrease your risk.