With a torn MCL I haven't been able to run in months. To ease back into running, my physical therapist recommended running on the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill. This allows you to run while reducing your body weight load to say 80% of your full body weight.

I put on the special airtight shorts, and stepped onto the treadmill. All of a sudden the treadmill started filling with air and there was a giant bubble from the waist down. There was a subtle lift that I could hardly notice. But increasing and decreasing the body weight percentage made a noticeable difference in how heavy my legs felt. Other than making me feel lighter, I was able to run completely normally.

It provided a great way to ease back into running and test out the load on my MCL. Would highly recommend for anyone with a recovering injury that is trying to get back at it!


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