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cardio in a cam walker?
I've been resting a heel injury for a few weeks with minimal improvement, so I went to the doc and found out that I have a stress fracture in my heel, caused by running, and I need to stay off of my foot, and in a cam walker, for the next 4 weeks.
Does anyone have any ideas for cardio workouts that I can do while in a cam walker? I don't have access to a swimming pool; I know, that's the obvious one. My gym has treadmill, bike, stairs, elliptical and weights, that's it. Any ideas would be much appreciated!
Wed. Apr 16, 1:08pm
Your gym probably has an "arm bike" - they are often tucked into corners though since they are only popular w/ older people and people doing rehab. Ask a trainer there about it.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 1:46 PM
OP here - nope, my gym has exactly what I listed above. It's just a small room in the condo building where I live. There is no staff/trainers. It's enough of an exercise facility to make it not worth the money to join a real gym, especially b/c this one is in my building, and where I live (Chicago), most of the winter, it's so cold that I'd probably use the weather as an excuse not to go elsewhere anyway.
After reading this post, I though, maybe I could join a gym for just a month. But, any of the gyms in the city would involve a good amount of walking to get there, or prohibitively expensive parking that still wouldn't be close, and I was told to stay off my foot! So that probably doesn't make any sense.
I appreciate the suggestion though!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 3:06 PM
That is tough! - lots of pushups and pullups and other upper body toners that will get your HR up? I would imagine the stair climber and bike would still aggrivate your ankle.
Do you have a Rec center where you can pay just for one day and see if they have anything to help?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 5:04 PM
OP here -
I just called and left a message at the doc's office, asking for some crutches. At least then, I can be out and about a bunch more. And I'll have sexy arms!
That's about the best I could come up with. As of now, I'm supposed to minimize where I walk, etc., and it's driving me crazy to not be able to go anywhere!!! (I live in downtown, so we always walk, as there's nowhere to park anyway)
Thursday, April 17, 2008, 10:08 AM
No YMCA in your area with a pool? That really would be the most helpful. Good luck.
Thursday, April 17, 2008, 3:50 PM
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