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Non Weight bearing cast

mscottgr8mscottgr8 Posts: 11Member Posts: 11Member
So, I've been working out, doing well, on the steady decline on the scale. Then went to Zumba at the gym and tore my achilles tendon. I am now in a non weight bearing cast on my leg for 10 weeks. I know I can do crunches and weights for upper arms but no cardio I can think of. Anyone have a suggestion?


Thanks

cheers,
Missy

PS anyone have a guess on how much a cast weighs?

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  • mscottgr8mscottgr8 Posts: 11Member Posts: 11Member
    So, I've been working out, doing well, on the steady decline on the scale. Then went to Zumba at the gym and tore my achilles tendon. I am now in a non weight bearing cast on my leg for 10 weeks. I know I can do crunches and weights for upper arms but no cardio I can think of. Anyone have a suggestion?


    Thanks

    cheers,
    Missy

    PS anyone have a guess on how much a cast weighs?
  • jojo52610jojo52610 Posts: 692Member Member Posts: 692Member Member
    Oh that stinks sorry about your foot.

    Ugh I can't think of anything cardio - with a non weight bearing cast -

    I've never broken a bone - execpt for my toe and they don't cast that LOL

    How much does that thing weigh maybe lugging it around will give you a little cardio
  • Fab140Fab140 Posts: 1,976Member Member Posts: 1,976Member Member
    They have these nifty hand peddlers at some gyms now. They are supposed to be a great workout. If you don't want to invest in one, you could disassemble a bike and hand peddle while watching TV!
  • RedCurlsRedCurls Posts: 56Member Posts: 56Member
    My gym has what looks like a bike for your arms. I have never used it but I have seen people on it. You might want to see if you can find something like that. I hope this helps.
  • Fab140Fab140 Posts: 1,976Member Member Posts: 1,976Member Member
    My gym has what looks like a bike for your arms. I have never used it but I have seen people on it. You might want to see if you can find something like that. I hope this helps.

    Great minds! I tell ya!! :laugh: :wink:
  • RedCurlsRedCurls Posts: 56Member Posts: 56Member
    My gym has what looks like a bike for your arms. I have never used it but I have seen people on it. You might want to see if you can find something like that. I hope this helps.

    Great minds! I tell ya!! :laugh: :wink:


    :happy: :laugh:
  • mscottgr8mscottgr8 Posts: 11Member Posts: 11Member
    Thanks!! I tried to ride the regular bike with one foot, which didn't go so well. I think I almost broke the other foot :) I will ask today at the gym if they have anything like that.

    Thanks!!!!!!


    cheers,
    Missy
  • natalie1natalie1 Posts: 180Member Member Posts: 180Member Member
    Can you do water aerobics?In the shallow end of the pool? There is minimal pressure on nonworking leg there. Just a thought..
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