Working out with a broken ankle?

LLuDawg

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I recently broke my ankle but it is healing really well which is good. However I am seriously seeing myself get fat and it is not feeling nice. I want to be in shape for the track and baseball season. Anyone know any exercises or something I can do while sitting down? I can also do sit ups in bed. It's just that lifting weights while sitting gets boring once in a while.
 

karmaman

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Can you do some leg lifts or basic resistance training with the leg that isn't injured? You could also try crunches and one legged push ups if you can get back up from the floor afterwards. Working out with an injury is always a challenge.
 

LLuDawg

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I'm a little scared of working out my other leg by itself because I want my legs to be equal haha. I have been doing some crunches and lifting some weights but it definitely is a little challenging.
 

gosu_smurf

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what did ur doctor say? if i were you i would refrain from all form of leg exercise for the time being, to prevent any complications. just let the ankle fully recover.
 

PWiD

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I'm a little scared of working out my other leg by itself because I want my legs to be equal haha. I have been doing some crunches and lifting some weights but it definitely is a little challenging.
Highly likely that before you even broke your ankle, one of your legs were already bigger than the other.
 

roxanne_101

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Maybe you can try adjusting your diet while waiting for your ankle to heal. You'll most likely gaining weight because you're eating more calories than you need but you're not burning as much. Maybe adjust your calories to what you burn in resting mode. That could help you until your ankle heals and you can get back in the gym.
 

Glen

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Are you sure your ankle is broken?

What is the actual diagnosis given by your doctor?

Many people think they "broke" or "dislocate" your ankle, when in fact it's a sprain. There's different severity of sprains. Grade 1, 2 or 3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprained_ankle


Anyway, you can and should still workout around your injury without aggravating it.

You could isolate muscle groups and train every muscles in your body apart from your lower leg.
As your ankle gets better, slowly introduce light compound exercises for your leg and increase intensity.
Don't forget to do your ankle rehab while you cross workout/train.

Keep your body moving without aggravating the injury, and you will heal faster.
By leaving it in a cast immobile for weeks and more, hoping it will recover faster, will only lead to prolong recovery.

The sooner you get back on your feet, the faster it heals. Of course as I mentioned, you do not aggravate the injury in the process.

Good luck!


Yours in Fitness,
Glen Poh
www.evori.net