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I have tendonitis on my knee's bursea, so I'm sidelined for a few weeks too. After resting for a week, I started writing my bike around, since there is no impact in bike riding is a perfect activity. With the P90 programs you have to be careful since they utilize plyometrics, and even for the upper body segments you need to be careful that your ankle doesn't give up and have you fall down. Either way you'll be back to training in a few weeks =)
thanks for the reply.will try the roller.
FROMFAT2FITMOM: So sorry to hear about the tendonitis. Lots of stretching and ice, also check into getting a foam roller if you don't have one. They are great for self-massage.
As for the cardio, you can ride a bike, stationary or otherwise, do rowing, stair-steppers, swimming, elliptical, it really depends on what your achilles will allow. There are also some videos out there that incorporate strength training with cardio such as P90 or P90X.
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thanks to SP,that after almost 5 years i have been able to loose some weight and i am enjoying working out without being off track.(it is a great achievement for me)
. i have been happily training for the 5k walk. but for past two days my Achilles is bothering me. looks like it;s the tendinitis again.(i had it 3 years ago). i don't want to get off the track to my good health...
how can i keep up the cardio workout without walking?
need a lot of support so that i don't give up.