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Old 04-22-2009, 10:14 PM
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Ideas for cardio with a leg cast on?

Wellll I'm going to Hawaii in June so I need to work out and I would love to get rid of my chubby tummy I've been doing crunches and leg lifts with ankle weights, but I know building muscle doesn't exactly get rid of fat....

So since I've got a cast on (not waterproof) I can't really do the traditional cardio stuff. I've googled, but haven't found much. Is there any cardio I can do?

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Old 04-22-2009, 10:36 PM
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Well the cast sort of takes leg-specific exercises out of the equation. I would look into using dumbbells or resistance bands since there's not much you can do leg wise. In all honesty the most productive thing would probably be a stricter diet, imo.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:50 AM
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uhh, you could run on the treadmill with crutches.. if your leg is in a cast i would just give it a rest until it heals, you'll still have plenty of time to work out before your trip. other than that, i don't know of any type of cardio you can do with a leg cast. it's like trying to do bicep curls with a broken arm.
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Trying to do cardio with a leg cast sounds like a terrible idea. You don't want to do anything that would make you fall, or even sweating and making the cast gross...

Your best bet is to tighten up your diet.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:20 PM
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Thanks guys! I figured there wasn't really anything I could do...I just wanted to make sure there wasn't something I wasn't thinking of.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:29 PM
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you should try hitting a speedbag. after a good 15 minutes on that sucker youll start sweating if its your first time
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:20 PM
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Does your gym have a hand bike? When I was going to PT after my knee surgery that had me spend some time doing that...it was actually quite surprising what a good cardio workout it was

There are a few different versions of hand bikes. I am obviously talking about a stationary piece of equipment that you sit at and peddle while sitting up right with your hands. The other kind that you will come across in a google search are actual bicycles for person's with disabilities that they can move by peddling with their hands.

I hope this makes sense
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:31 PM
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Thanks guys. I don't know if my gym has a hand bike...its the student rec center and I haven't been over there in a couple years cuz I hate working out in public, especially when I don't have a friend to workout with

I will give them a call today. If not, I'll see if I can purchase a cheap speedbag.
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