Exercise! - Help. Need a Plan for Lower-Body Challenged!




parkedout
10-18-2010, 10:45 AM
Hey all!

My husband broke his ankle in a riding accident last week, and is tomorrow going to be getting a plate and a few screws put on the bone-- and so is going to be out of commission for the next 6 weeks.

:(


He has expressed interest in a fitness plan that will help him use his lower body but not put any sort of pressure on the foot. Swimming is out- he is having the surgery tomorrow and won't be able to be immersed in water for a few weeks at the least.

So, anyone have some lower body ideas that can be executed in a seated or laying position?:?:


TIA!


katy trail
10-18-2010, 10:53 AM
could he ride a recumbent bike? there's also alot he can do with resistance bands.
sorry i can't help more. hope he has a speedy recovery.

Ilene
10-19-2010, 09:42 AM
A physio therapist would be the right person to ask about this specific problem IMHO....


yhahmd
10-19-2010, 09:52 AM
There's a program called Sit and Be fit on TV you might be able to find it online. It's for elderly people, or people who can't stand/stand for long, etc, it's all general fitness done from a chair. Some sections they sand, but you can just skip those. It might be too mild for him, but it's something, at least.

parkedout
10-20-2010, 10:18 AM
There's a program called Sit and Be fit on TV you might be able to find it online. It's for elderly people, or people who can't stand/stand for long, etc, it's all general fitness done from a chair. Some sections they sand, but you can just skip those. It might be too mild for him, but it's something, at least.


Thanks so much! I will check this out!:)