(Closed) Injured…how to stay fit now?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

first, clean up your diet. That will be your main weapon against weight gain. Count your calories if you have to

How about swimming? If the movement is too much, use a kick board?

Or stair mills (the kind that are actual stairs that rotate) are killer workouts and arent jarring. Way better than the regular stair climbers, elipticals etc.

And again, your diet will be the key.

Post # 4
46408 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would ask your physiotherapist for recommendations. They are the experts.

Off the top of my head, I would suggest water walking. Go to the pool and walk briskly from side to side in the pool at with the water at about chest level. Water provides soome resistance with no jarring.

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Could you look into yoga?  You might need to modify some positions that require a lot of arm movement or balancing on your arm but it has really helped me with my tight muscles.

Post # 6
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I fractured my femur and was non-weight bearing for about 3 months.  I did a LOT of swimming.  (Well, I did a lot of swimming without using my legs, I’m pretty sure you can modify to a kickboard without irritating your shoulder too much) but honestly, eating better was the only way I was able to keep my weight in check.  Even when I was off crutches I was only allowed to do certain things, so having a healthy diet was key.  Do you use sparkpeople or myfitnesspal?  I’d get started with one of those 🙂

Post # 7
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

First, you need to start eating healthy again! You really lose weight in the kitchen so eating clean meals is going to be crucial. Also, almost any exercise can be modified for injury. I broke my arm about 3 weeks ago and I have still been doing crossfit to keep up my exercise routine. I do lots of lower body, cardio, and then modified upper body. One arm pushups (regular, on knees, or on wall) one arn kettle bells, one arm deadlifts, cleans, push press, etc. Your arm that isnt doing any work will actually still get work because your muscles are still firing when you do contralateral work. Obvioulsy you wont make any huge gains in the injured arm but it will stay toned. Stair climbers are brutal, interval walking (use hills) pool work (treading water, kickboard)… you can always stay fit while injured, you just have to get a little creative!

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