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How to stay in shape with an injury

PatMPatM Posts: 771 Crazy Baller
I've been out for a couple of weeks now after injuring my shoulder (fractured the tip of my humerus). The doctor informed me today that It'll be another 4 weeks before I can get back at it. Seeing how I cannot use my shoulder, what have others done to keep in shape in the mean time?


  • gt2003gt2003 Posts: 726 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I don't know exactly what you have at your disposal. Stationary bike, Walk, just stay active and eat the best you can. Injury gets into my head very easily. I don't like being sidelined and have to be very conscious not to fall off the wagon when I have a setback. So, do what you can, eat right and realize it's only temporary!
    2014 HO TX
    1996 Malibu Echelon
  • santangelosantangelo Posts: 190 Solid Baller
    Hi Pat.
    If you're doing any gym work, just work unilaterally for the upper body. A process known as cross transference triggers the body to maintain/build muscle on one side of the body when working the other.

    Also, take advantage of the downtime on the upper body to make increases on the lower body. And as much as I dislike aerobic training, that's always an option.

    I've had way to much experience with this the past two years.
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    @santangelo nailed it. Work everything else, and pay particular attention to little things that will improve previously weaker areas.
    Jim Ross
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 798 Crazy Baller
    Everything that does not hurt more than just a bit.
    Core is always important.

    Back on the water, trick skiing is actually very fun.... o:)

    Best luck!
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • PatMPatM Posts: 771 Crazy Baller
    @santangelo I was scheduled to be at your tournament this weekend. See you in September. To all - thanks for the tips.
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