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    legless exercise

    I had a serious injury to my right leg about two months ago. Just over a week ago I was able to start putting some weight on it. I can stand for very short periods but can do no hopping, skipping, kicking, or anything involving any sort of balance.

    In terms of exercise I can do pushups and situps. I've tried to practice some stick work but I keep hitting the wall behind my couch. (I have my leg propped up most of the time.)

    I've been getting very antsy to get back in the gym and want to do more with my time today. It'll be another month and half before they take the pins out and I can quickly (hopefully) get back to 100%. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Depth, listen to your doctor.

    I'd take a break from training altogether. I mean still do your pushup and situps to get yourself in reasonable shape but thats about it. If your having trouble moving about then the last thing you want to do is place extra strain on your leg.

    Just be patient. Wait untill you are fully recovered then gradually ease your way back into training. You don't want to train with an injury like that. Your martial arts will still be there in 2 months time.
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    swimming, chin ups, dips

    *edit also if you can get in a pool you might be able to do a lot more MA practice in there, doubt itll do you much good all inall, but it always feels nice to be doing something again.
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    Originally posted by Hannibal
    Depth, listen to your doctor.

    My doctor says I can anything that doesn't involve standing. He told me to let pain be my guide. I usually ignore pain but for this if it hurts a bunch I stop. I'm trying to be very cautious.

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    Originally posted by manchuria
    swimming, chin ups, dips

    also if you can get in a pool...
    I need to get a chin-up bar for home. Up until recently the blood rushing to the lower leg would have prohibited me from doing chin-ups. I think I can probably give them a shot now.

    I cannot easily get to a pool as I am currently completely dependent on others to drive me places.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Hey Depth

    Sorry to hear about your injury, hope its been healing quickly! You might try checking out your local University, UW? Most large Universities have Rehab Medicine and/or Sports Medicine facilities that you can access. A lot of wheelchair atheletes use these facilities, specialized weightlifting and cardio centers that you'd find really helpful. Good luck.

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    Get a 2 x 4 and cut it to about 6-8" lg, wrap some rubber and voila, instant handheld makiwara :)
    Good time to catch up on your MA theory reading.
    Seated knife training is always fun.
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    Get a ball and whip it at a wall and catch it, to work on hand/eye coordiantion ( or block it with you face to work on face conditioning :) ).

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    Originally posted by Chupacabra
    grippers
    I've always found them to be too weak. Finger tip pushups and chinups do more for hand strength....but then I found this site: http://www.heavygrips.com/

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    Depth - Check out www.ironmind.com as well

    I echo the suggestion about trying a Uni gym. Lat pull downs, seated BP, row machines
    Squat cage! Oh wait.... heheheh
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