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N16351D
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6/4/13 11:11 A

You might take a look at the post, "Broken leg at strength class."

There is much you can do with your upper body while the lower body is temporarily handicapped. See today's featured exercise for a 7-minute arm workout. You can do neck stretches and strengthening, sit-ups, leg lifts when sitting in a chair. With your good leg and support, you can do calf and toe raises. Don't do anything that causes your injury to increase swelling. Get that swelling down with that leg raised and ice on the injury. You might go see a physical therapist for exercises to do for your broken bones to help you get moving faster when it heals.

Look at the workout videos on this website to find seated exercises. There are plenty of them. Stretch everywhere you can, both your good and bad leg.

Good luck!



DRAGONCHILDE
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6/3/13 9:15 P

Gotcha. I definitely understand that... I"m one of those "blessed" with pregnant-like bellies.

Unfortunately, as I mentioned before spot reduction isn't possible; our muscles draw their energy from the blood stream, not the surrounding fat stores, so exercises that target the stomach won't reduce fat there. Only overall fat loss can do that.

Good for you strength training, though; a full-body routine is the best thing you can do for your body!

A good place to start, since your doc has okayed it, is SP's limited mobility lifestyle center. tons of seated workouts, etc.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen
ter_detail.asp?id=19




HEZZYBEAR
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6/3/13 8:08 P

As long as I'm not on my foot for long periods of time working out is fine. I have a boot (my foot was too swollen for a cast when I broke it) but I am able to walk fine in it. just no jumping, standing for long periods of time, or running. I was looking for core work outs because I carry most of my weight in my stomach area.



DRAGONCHILDE
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6/3/13 7:55 P

First question: Why are you looking for workouts that focus on your midsection? If tummy flab removal is your goal, core exercises won't necessarily help you reach that goal. Spot reduction isn't possible.

Second question: Has your doctor given you clearance for exercise?

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 6/3/2013 (19:55)


HEZZYBEAR
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6/3/13 7:50 P

I was super excited because, after an extremely long winter, spring had finally arrived where I live. It was my plan to frequent the trails down by the river as they are always visually stunning and extremely relaxing. But instead I brought new meaning to the word clumsy, and after walking down a flight of stairs I trip and broke my foot! I ended up breaking my 4th and 5th metatarsal bones on my right foot... I was finally going to be proactive about getting in shape and working away the tummy flab and then I break my foot.

I was just wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions for good exercises, that focus primarily around the mid-section that I can do without applying pressure to my foot. A super big bonus if I can do them from home. I broke my right foot and unfortunately can't drive anywhere by myself and my boyfriend works long hours so it's difficult to find anyone willing to chauffeur me around.

Thank you to anyone who takes the time to check this out and help me out! :)



 
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