Foot Schmoot. Work it out!

September 15, 2010

I had minor foot surgery Monday. Bad timing all around, since I’m just getting back from a 3-week hiatus and September is an important month in my line of work. However, in my book there never is a good time for foot surgery. Just get it done.

So, I had it done and I’m in a lot of pain. Each step I take literally sends shocks up my leg (my nerves were involved).

Most people would say that this is a good time to take it easy, give myself a break and fully recover before going back to the gym. However, since it’s me we’re talking about, you can bet your socks that I found a way to hit the gym. There are still countless ways I can challenge myself without involving my foot:

A couple cardio options

  • The arm bike
  • The recumbent bike

Strength options can include

  • Seated cable rows
  • Supine chest press
  • Seated shoulder press
  • Lat pulldown

(Basically any upper body strength exercise that can be performed seated or lying down)

Examples of core exercises might be

  • Crunches with knees & feet elevated
  • Reverse crunches
  • Criss-cross crunches

Legs? Legs!! Check it out!

  • Hip Abduction/Adduction
  • Knee extension
  • Hamstring curls

See?!

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