Interesting…..Do tell. I do a few standard knee “strength” exercises....
Even just pounding on the chop strapped into a kiteboard (let alone jumping) makes the knee angry. We refer to foil boarding as the “magic carpet ride” .....Jack Lalane.
Not really much to "tell"...you can build all the knee strength possible, but that tear (sometimes, totally staying off it, can heal) will continue to "catch" as your knee moves through through it's arc - you totally loose confidence in "it" (do you ever walk down/up stairs leading w that leg?).. Assuming it's just a meniscus tear, scoping so as to trim/suture/clean up, is a seriously fast/quick surgery. You'll be crutch walking within 24 hours. Happy to PM w any questions...I've been under the knife/scope a few times.
Yep, no more kiting for me, either, catching an edge (I'm riding up on 70) was becoming way too frequent and other previous "body work" was starting to scream back at me.
On Jack L - WOW! pulling what, 70 loaded boats across LA Harbor at 90? Incredible...but, check out what his diet was..not sure I could do that religiously. But, boy of boy, he (and Brady)...amazing.