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    New to excersizing, but with restrictions

    A bit of back story. I've lead a pretty seditary lifestyle and worked likewise jobs. I recently broke my hand and was laid out of work. I noticed in the two weeks since the injury I gained nearly 30 pounds with an even more seditary lifestyle and without the meager physical activity my job afforded. This scared me to death. I went from a steady 220 to nearly 250. I havent weighed this much since freshman year of collage. So I decided a few days ago to do something about it. I started the reboot program and just finished day 3, I added the 30 days of yoga today. Reboot in the AM, yoga in the PM.

    My problem is this, day 4 of reboot is climbers, which will be difficult with my injured hand. Furthermore, day 2 of yoga requires me to put pressure on my hands. So what are some alternatives to any excersize or a modification that I can do while keeping off my hand?

    This is the most excersise I've ever done and I am always browsing the site for something I can do. I already quit drinking and I'm watching my diet more closely. I can read my body well enough and yeah I'm sore but I'm not in any real pain. I am despirate to lose weight without hurting myself but I dont want to abandon reboot or yoga 30 days. How can I keep going without putting pressure on my hands.

    #2
    Originally posted by nala2624 View Post
    My problem is this, day 4 of reboot is climbers, which will be difficult with my injured hand. Furthermore, day 2 of yoga requires me to put pressure on my hands. So what are some alternatives to any excersize or a modification that I can do while keeping off my hand?
    Climbers > slow climbers or even standing high knees > march steps
    Exercise Alternatives

    As for the yoga positions you can do them instead of on the ground, standing for example leaning on a table, the pressure on the wrists is much less or even completely standing by resting the hands on the thighs.
    If you like something don't be discouraged if you have to modify it a little to suit you, there is nothing wrong with it, many of us do

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      #3
      Originally posted by Fremen View Post

      Climbers > slow climbers or even standing high knees > march steps
      Exercise Alternatives

      As for the yoga positions you can do them instead of on the ground, standing for example leaning on a table, the pressure on the wrists is much less or even completely standing by resting the hands on the thighs.
      If you like something don't be discouraged if you have to modify it a little to suit you, there is nothing wrong with it, many of us do
      Thank you for the reply. I looked through the alternatives but they didn't look like I would be able to do them. My doctor gave me a one pound limit on that hand but I can push it to 3 or 4 without pain. Click image for larger version

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      This isn't me but it is the same type of cast. You can see the problem I have. Can I just repeat an earlier day to make up for what I cant do? As for the yoga, I will try it on a table. That shouldn't put too much stress on my hand.

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        #4
        Originally posted by nala2624 View Post
        Can I just repeat an earlier day to make up for what I cant do?
        Do what you can do or modify in a way that is good for you or do something else alternatively, whatever works for you is fine

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          #5
          Doing high knees or March steps will get the same muscle groups for the most part and don’t use your hands at all.

          if you’re looking for other suggestions for programs, square one is a great one for recouping from an injury.

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            #6
            Welcome to the Hive nala2624 I can only second what has been said before by Fremen and Saffity Using alternatives or easier versions (degressions) of an exercise is totally legit. It's a fitness program and not a religion. Tweak it until it fits your needs and skills. Or try another one that is more appropriate for your current fitness level. It's more important to find a workout-routine that you can sustain over a longer period of time and that integrates well with your schedule. If a broken hand gets in the way, do more leg/abs/back work. It does not really matter. What matters is that you get used to regular physical exercise and learn to love it. If motivation runs out, replace it with discipline, it will come back.
            I had one of those casts once. I broke the metacarpal no.5. I remember it more annoying than painful. It really gets in the way of things.
            As for the weight, you will have to work on that on the dietary front.
            Good luck and all the best.
            Andi

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              #7
              May I suggest the Cardio Go! program instead of Reboot? It only has standing exercises and, to me, it feels more like 'traditional' cardio that will keep you going for a long and steady while, unlike the other level 2 cardio programs on Darebee. I think it's a good one for weight loss coupled with eating less. That is the more important part, btw. Eating less. But I'm sure you know that.
              Speedy recovery for your hand, injuries suck

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