Well I finally did it. I managed to have my first injury during my workout tenure, yet it was by a skateboard of all things. Feeling confident resulted in a severe upper ankle sprain and a partially torn ligament.
Anyways, I hate just sitting around my apartment or struggling to get around campus on crutches. I yearn for another chance to workout.
How long is too soon to at least do upperbody stuff (doc says stay off the foot 2 weeks)
How did you guys with similar injuries cope?
Less calories while unable to lift?
Thanks alot in advance.
WBB Conditioning Program
Goal: To not be breathless after 1 mile on the track or 15 min in the gym.
you should still be able to do workouts with your upper body. You'll just have to be careful in your excercise selection. Ex. Don't do standing barbell curls.
You should be able to keep your cals the same, or if you want just drop them by 2-400~ a day. Don't forget your recouping an injury.
Last edited by Adam; 11-08-2004 at 05:01 PM.
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Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench
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You can do any upper body exercises that allow you to sit or lay down on a bench. I can't think of any upper body exercises you can't do...
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The lesson here is : Don't skate.
I just injured my knee pretty bad. I have to get surgery on Friday and I'll be on crutches for a month. To me using the crutches feels like it works out your whole upper body. Just from one week of walking with them my pecs and all arm muscles are huge.
Very bad adviceOriginally Posted by superior_will
Best way to cheat on deadlifts...
Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial
Very good advice. I used to skateboard and was always hurting myself. Eventually I tore my ACL and just said screw it, it's not worth damaging my body like this.Originally Posted by superior_will
I skated back in the day as well. The reason I stopped was because of bodybuilding. The bigger and bulkier I became the harder it was for me to ride the fuc*in thing. And if you pump your as* around on that thing day in and day out, good luck getting that big in the first place.
I used to skate 5-7 hours a day minimum. I worked at subway and drank nothing but whole chocolate milk. My caloric intake was easily over 5000 cals on work days and I weighed all of 140lbs and broke over 60 boards. I still skate ocassionally but at 220lbs I couldnt afford new decks or the injuries If I was still as into it as I was.
Still do your upperbody workout, just be carefull on the ankle. My left ankle has about 1/3 the flexibility of my right.
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Save for overtraining, strengthening your body doing weight training can only help prevent injuries.
Sucks, hope it heals fast. Dislocated my right shoulder myself....so I do reps on my keyboard and mouse not mostly.
Ankles hate skateboards. I twisted my ankle almost 90 degree toward the inside when landing off a pyramid doing a stupid kickflip.
I stood on my cousin's skateboard 2 years ago. At about 230. Broke the ****er the first time I even hopped on it. Decided that was an omen.