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  • Vorpal
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    You can try some Kung fu stance training. I took KF years ago and they would put you in horse stance or some other stances for long periods. I'd be sweating like I was being sent to the chair just standing still.

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  • ChenPengFi
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    Stationary or spin bikes are a way better option for cardio.
    You will be hard pressed to find enough road of an even grade without traffic or signals to get in a proper cardio workout in most areas, especially metro ones.

    Also, i think a beard is mandatory for a recumbent, ymmv.


    You may also be able to get away with a kickboard and some wrist/hand support for swimming to mix things up and the ellipticals etc still seem like viable options for you.

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  • 3moose1
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    So you guys were right. Swimming and road biking are out. Recumbent bike is in!

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  • 3moose1
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    Awesome! Thanks for all the help guys

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  • Diesel_tke
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    Road biking blows if you are not going to ride more than 10 miles in one go. 20 preferably. Mountain biking is a lot better for exercise if you have good hills, but you will NOT want to do this with your wrist as it is. I get more bruises from mountain biking than I do from stick fighting. Wipeouts are frequent. Good wipeouts too where you endo the bike.

    Here is a good workout for you: Get on a recumbent bike and set the level to a high enough level that you can go at a good cadence but not so low that it is easy. All these bikes are different, so you will just have to find the level for yourself. Go up to where you have to work hard to pedle then back it off a couple levels. Push hard for 10 minutes. Aftter 10 minutes, jump off the bike and do 25 squats. As soon as you are done with the squats, get back on the bike and do another 10 minutes at the same level. Repeat this until you have done 40 minutes of biking and 100 squats total.

    I do this workout all the time and it works great. It gets the heart rate up and maintains it. It allows you to put high intensity intervals in there for your muscles. And will gas your legs good. You keep this workout up throughout your limited duty status and you will be good to go when you get back to full duty.

    Road biking blows if you are not going to ride more than 10 miles in one go. 20 preferably. Mountain biking is a lot better for exercise if you have good hills, but you will NOT want to do this with your wrist as it is. I get more bruises from mountain biking than I do from stick fighting. Wipeouts are frequent. Good wipeouts too where you endo the bike.

    Here is a good workout for you: Get on a recumbent bike and set the level to a high enough level that you can go at a good cadence but not so low that it is easy. All these bikes are different, so you will just have to find the level for yourself. Go up to where you have to work hard to pedle then back it off a couple levels. Push hard for 10 minutes. Aftter 10 minutes, jump off the bike and do 25 squats. As soon as you are done with the squats, get back on the bike and do another 10 minutes at the same level. Repeat this until you have done 40 minutes of biking and 100 squats total.

    I do this workout all the time and it works great. It gets the heart rate up and maintains it. It allows you to put high intensity intervals in there for your muscles. And will gas your legs good. You keep this workout up throughout your limited duty status and you will be good to go when you get back to full duty.

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  • itwasntme
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    If the impact from running is too much, how can OP be expected to do any kind of jumping? And this swimming idea.....part of what propels one forward is the pressure of water against their hand.....

    If OP is deadset on finding ways around the Naval officer's orders, he needs to consult a private physician.

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  • gregaquaman
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    I did Facebook this because it was an interesting dilemma.

    From the danimal who is an exelent fitness coach.
    You need to grip handlebars to ride a bike- therefore hands are used. Plus falling off a bike would hurt more than falling whilst running... If the guy is dead set against running, riding would be good and a heap of squatting with a weight vest or something. Travel lunging, jump lunging, AB work... Heaps of hand free exercises. Tie bloody ankle weights around your feet and walk up 20 flights of stairs...

    And pool exercises

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  • NeilG
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    Biking would be out by that logic.

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  • 3moose1
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    Originally posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    ???

    Seriously, there are not many vigorous things you can do that are easier on the wrists than running.
    The chance of a fall is, ''too great'' and I could possibly rupture the repair. My command will absolutely burn me if I don't follow the Dr.'s recommendations to a T

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  • NeilG
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    Originally posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    I agree on the wrist thing but i'm guessing you're using too high of a gear, or (less likely) that your riding position is off.
    Do you keep a cadence?
    I'm sure there's a bunch of stuff wrong, I'm an occasional commute type of guy. No cadence for sure. I get my cardio from running.

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  • ChenPengFi
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    Originally posted by NeilG View Post
    What's the issue with running, the pounding? How about ellipticals or stair climbers?
    ???

    Seriously, there are not many vigorous things you can do that are easier on the wrists than running.

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  • ChenPengFi
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    Originally posted by NeilG View Post
    You might find biking a PITA if you can't rest your weight on your bad hand. I don't bike seriously but a friend of mine who does says it's tough getting a good workout on the bike in the city due to all the stop and go, they head out of town for long rides. Personally I've always found my quads get trashed before I'm anywhere near a good cardio workout. I probably just need to be in better biking shape.
    I agree on the wrist thing but i'm guessing you're using too high of a gear, or (less likely) that your riding position is off.
    Do you keep a cadence?

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  • gregaquaman
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    Deep water training?
    http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/mo...articleId=1078

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  • 3moose1
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    I'm thinking of hitting the p90x and insanity ab workouts. I'm also eating much cleaner to keep from getting fat.


    This is my 2nd surgery (2 stage reconstruction) and having had to wait almost a year to get to this point (thanks, Navy Doctors!) I'm unwilling to risk anything.

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  • Sang
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    I went through a similar hand surgery, i ended up just getting fat because any form of jarring exercise sucked and i was extremely paranoid about bumping it with weight lifting. I was out of training for 3-4 months.

    In my opinion, do whatever form of cardio you feel safe with and let your body heal. Eat heaps of protein and keep calories in check to reduce muscle loss/fat gain and focus on developing another aspect of your life with the free time.
    Last edited by Sang; 2/16/2014 11:52pm, .

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