I highly recommend t-tapp for you. It is extremely rehabilitative. The t-tapp MORE workout (for people with MORE issues) can be done in a chair. I currently have a torn meniscus (cartilage pad) in my knee. I got it a couple months ago. I'm having susrgery on it this coming Tuesday. Anyway, I've been t-tapping from a chair this entire month in spite of being off my knee. I'm down 13 lbs total (3.6 in just the last 3 days since starting sp) from doing nothing more then t-tapp MORE workout. 20 minutes a day. From a chair. Also down 17 inches now over all in the past 4 weeks. Building some nice lean muscle too and haven't lifted a single weight.
I would also say a boxing-type exercise is your best bet. It you can balance yourself sitting on a yoga ball, you can adapt almost any kickboxing video to a sitting position. You will have the strongest core if you do that most days of the week, and your arms will look amazing, too :)
Me, too! On May 22nd I had a compound fracture of my tibia and 4 fractures of my fibula. I had surgery and have a rod and screws in my leg. I am on bed rest until I see my surgeon for the third time post-op at the end of June. I feel like I have gained weight (can't stand on a scale so don't know for sure). I found a great workout called "Chair Boxing" that I do every other day that helps.
Did you get any physical therapy? I had PT while my leg was broken and did everything they told me. Lots of ankle weights and leg lifts. My muscles atrophied very quickly and I had to work at getting them back. The PT was a godsend. So ankle wts. or bands and lots of leg lifts to work all the leg muscles.
I am on the mend from a broken leg. what are ways to get cardio in right now? things like running, skating and biking or anything that puts a too much pressure or quick movements on my leg is out of the question. walking is very slow, do i don't really get my heart rate up. i also don't belong to a gym. any suggestions?
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