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Archive for February 17th, 2009

Exercising during weeks 3-6 of recovery

I’m just about at the 3 week mark post op and am feeling the need to start doing some exercising.  I’m wondering what others have done during the early phase of recovery.  If you have any ideas of what works well with a cast on, I’m all ears.  Also, how to strengthen the casted leg without doing damage to the recovering Achilles?

Here’s what I started with today.  

  • Rode my stationary bike for 10 min. doing one-legged pedaling clipped in while resting my bad leg on a bar stool.  Then did a few slow rotations with both legs (I have a cast on my left leg so able to turn pedals very slowly and it felt okay).
  • Did two sets of pushups using my Perfect Pupshups and resting my bad leg on the back of my good leg.  If you want to join my Pushups for Life blog check it out here: http://web.me.com/davidrandrews/PushupsForLife/Welcome.html
  • Did some sit-ups and a few sets on my V2 Hoist weight machine.  Not much but it felt better than doing nothing the past 3 weeks.