Sprained Ankle, Alternate Workouts?

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    Dec 05, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I need help on figuring out how to carry on my workouts. I fell down the stairs a few weeks ago, spraining my right ankle. I had been doing the Insanity workout, both for the results and because it was the only workout I could find that I could do in my home without any equipment.

    Are there any other workouts or suggestions as to what I should do to maintain my progress while my ankle heals?

    I don't like going to the gym and I don't have any equipment, that's why Insanity was such a good program for me, but now with a healing ankle, I haven't been working out for a few weeks and I hate it.

    Any suggestions would be great!
  • metatextual

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    Dec 06, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    I've been in almost the same situation for the past couple weeks, though I sprained my left wrist. I've just been doing core and leg exercises until my wrist fully heals, so I'd suggest you focus on arms and back, i guess.
  • thinnfit

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    Dec 06, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    It's been a couple weeks? What have you been doing for your ankle? And how bad was/is it?
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    Dec 06, 2011 7:59 AM GMT
    push ups, planks, variations of sit ups
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    Dec 06, 2011 8:18 AM GMT
    get down on the treadmill..
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    Dec 06, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    thinnfit saidIt's been a couple weeks? What have you been doing for your ankle? And how bad was/is it?


    It wasn't too bad. Missed the last step on my stairs on the way down. It only turned a very light shade of purple. I have definitely seen much worse on some of my friends.

    I did all staying off it raising it icing it and all that for a while, but I'm in school and bike to class daily, so I've been putting it motion quite a bit lately. I can tell that it is definitely healing, but I hate not working out.
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    Dec 06, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    Hikari saidget down on the treadmill..


    As I stated in the original post, I don't go to a gym or have anything to use other than body weight at my apartment. I have 0 money to gain access to either.
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    Dec 06, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    a23kiki23 said

    As I stated in the original post, I don't go to a gym or have anything to use other than body weight at my apartment. I have 0 money to gain access to either.


    Do what I did back when I was in my early 20s, get a small part time job at the gym so the membership is free.
  • thinnfit

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    Dec 07, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    Do you have full range of motion back? Push foot down, point toes toward body, turn foot out/in and are those motions painful? If all of those are pain free, I would start by strengthening that prior to full exercise due to the potential for further injury; though outside of a clinic, not sure how that would be fully possible, as I would recommend balance equipment, thera-bands, and whirlpool. Also when icing, keeping the foot elevated is a great idea too.

    As for exercises to do while still healing, I'd focus on core... planks/side planks, bird dogs, sit ups/crunches, bicycle kicks, leg raises/holds, push ups w/ feet crossed.

    I hope the rest of your recovery goes well. :-)
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 07, 2011 7:43 AM GMT
    There's no gym at school??? If you want to keep up cardio or weight loss you can do an eliptical with one leg. Use your arms a little more. I do one legged eliptical for more resistance any time I use that machine.icon_idea.gif

    Get a part time job at a gym then you can work out for freeicon_idea.gif At first you said you don't like going to the gym and then you can't afford it? Which one is it or both. Just go to a gym.

    When I was in college full time I still worked 30 hours a week. Why are so many 18-25 yr. olds so lazy?
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    Dec 08, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike said At first you said you don't like going to the gym and then you can't afford it? Which one is it or both. Just go to a gym.


    Apparently I misspoke in my postings. I both can't afford a gym and don't like going to the gym.


    When I was in college full time I still worked 30 hours a week. Why are so many 18-25 yr. olds so lazy?
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    Try working 50 hours a week while going to school full time and then having time for the gym among many other things. Then tell me how long it takes you to burn out.
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    Dec 08, 2011 7:20 AM GMT
    a23kiki23 said
    MikemikeMike said At first you said you don't like going to the gym and then you can't afford it? Which one is it or both. Just go to a gym.


    Apparently I misspoke in my postings. I both can't afford a gym and don't like going to the gym.


    When I was in college full time I still worked 30 hours a week. Why are so many 18-25 yr. olds so lazy?
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    Try working 50 hours a week while going to school full time and then having time for the gym among many other things. Then tell me how long it takes you to burn out.


    I did do that and following that I got my master's- 8.5 years of fun, and I worked through it all. Was told that was the best time of my life by older folks- actually NOW is the best time of my life!!!! I work more than 60 hours a week now kid. I still make time for the gym. Mine is open 24 hours.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 08, 2011 7:23 AM GMT
    Look on the bright side- you won't be like those lazy young kids in occupy wallstreet that think because they went to college and have no other work on their resume' the country owes them a 70,000 dollar a year job. It doesn't work like that in the real world. I had a full time job while in school so I had no problem finding and getting a career of my choice when I finished school.icon_idea.gif
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    Dec 08, 2011 7:26 AM GMT
    NO WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISES...

    What area around your ankle did you sprain?