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How to Exercise with a Broken Foot

One might be tempted to think they have to wait until their broken leg heals to start exercising, but that is not the case. It is possible to keep up with normal exercise. Any bone fracture needs to be kept in an immobile state so they have enough time to heal. You will probably have a cast to keep your foot immobile. Some exercises that you will not be in a position to do include jumping, running or walking on the treadmill. Even though exercise becomes difficult it is not entirely impossible. Below are some efficient ways to exercise with a broken foot.

Abdominal Workout

How to Exercise With A Broken FootWith your foot broken you have an excuse to solely focus on your abs. Floor or seated abdominal exercises require no effort at all from the broken foot giving your foot ample time to heal, while continuing to work your abdominal muscles.

Push Up Variations

Push-ups have always been an excellent way to strengthen your upper body but with a broken foot you cannot do your normal push-ups. With slight modifications you will be in a position to build your upper body strength. You can do push-ups on your knees while avoiding putting pressure on the broken foot.

Not being able to exercise due to a broken foot can be frustrating, but it does not have to be. With a little creativity you can still go on with your workout regime. You must first consult with your doctor and inform them of your intention to continue exercising. Working with certified personal trainers is highly recommended.

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