See message thread," broken leg at strength class." My instructor broke her leg, and never missed one strength class workout. There I listed many exercises she did with a cast on her leg.
Also, have you looked up chair exercises on SP videos?
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11/21/12 5:21 P
Do you have any resistance bands or free weights ? If so, you can do upper body strength exercises while sitting in a chair. Work your upper body muscles while your ankle heals. An upper body strength workout can be quite challenging.
Also, if you are looking for more chair workouts, try YOUTUBE. Is your doctor letting you walk with crutches ? If so, use them. walking on crutches is surprizingly effective exercise. I knew people with broken legs who lost weight because they had to use crutches.
Mostly, do the best you can. If you can't exercise as vigorously as you want, don't beat yourself up. Give your ankle time to heal. As long as you are mindful of what you eat, you will not gain weight because you can't exercise. When it comes to weight loss or even weight gain, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy.
I had a similar issue many years ago though I was lucky enough to be by a gym. I did a recumbent bike as much as possible (a bike with a trainer *might* work) and simply upped my weight lifting. Doing that quickly will give you some cardio and it might be the best and only option. A few free weights could do it for equipment.
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150 11/20/12 8:28 A
I'm battling a similar thing. I just had knee surgery last tuesday. I'm going to go to the gym today and try some light ST and maybe some cardio.
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