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#1 GoatBelly7

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:45 AM

yesterday I broke both my wrist on my left and my collar bone on the right and so now I can't really use my arms because of the sling and cast.  I'm freaking out right now because I can't think of any exercises to do other than squats and my old exercise routine was really helping.  

 

Any one have any ideas of exercises to do that don't include using your arms or shoulders?


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

For legs: squats variations (wide and close stance squats, squat jumps, split squat, bulgarian split squats), lunges, wall-sits, glute bridges.

 

For abs: crunches, situps, lying leg raises, plank variations.



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:51 AM

Thank you so much, I will definitely have to work on these!


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM

This might sound silly, but for legs, simply walking can make a big difference. The women in my family typically have big thighs, and I've always hated it. I've now been walking almost every night for around three years now, and my thighs are at least somewhat smaller, and I have a much better muscle tone in my legs.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 12:16 PM

I do a lot of squats because they are quiet and I can do them without getting caught, but I'm scared they will make my legs bigger. 


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:52 PM

Do NOT do Plank Varieties. If you've got a clavicle and a wrist broken, that exercise will only hurt them more. For abs I'd recommend just sticking to the basic crunches and situps. Keep weight off your arms whatever you do.



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 02:20 PM

This might sound silly, but for legs, simply walking can make a big difference. The women in my family typically have big thighs, and I've always hated it. I've now been walking almost every night for around three years now, and my thighs are at least somewhat smaller, and I have a much better muscle tone in my legs.

 

Was going to recommend this also. Try walking on an incline on the treadmill, max incline at various speeds. Good leg workout!


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 10:06 PM

So there's this weird exercise and I don't really know what's called but it's when you squeeze something between your thighs as hard as you can, hold it, and then let go, and repeat.  Kind of like a flex but with like a heavy object being held.  A reverse version of this may be like putting some weights in a box and then moving the box inwards or across your other leg to exercise your inner thigh.  It's just to put weight or emphasis on the inner thigh more than anything and then after you've done that for a bit, stretch your inner thighs a good amount like butterfly stretch, straddles, any inner thigh stretch you can think of.  Idk why but stretching seems to be the thing that helps me make this exercise into something that tones as opposed to bulks muscle on your thigh.  For your abs, the best one I can think of is a reverse crunch.  Lie on your back and lift your legs towards you/up in the air like you're trying to hit something with your feet that's above you.  These are like the only two exercises that have ever actually worked for me in terms of toning that don't involve using your wrists/collar bone.  If lying on your back is too difficult, just do like a V hold or something thats a good minimal workout.  Make sure not to overwork your other wrist while one is healing. Good luck.  Stay safe.  


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:06 PM

I personally love Nike Training Club (it is an app, currently premium is free too!) and I love the quick core crush. I do it quite often.


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Posted 24 July 2020 - 11:45 AM

There are thousands of ideas on You Tube also.



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 12:00 PM

One leg balancing exercises will give a strong central core and tone up a good portion of the body as a lot of muscle goes into balancing.

 

 

 

Just ignore any of the arm movements.

 

Another great exercise that will get you in shape in no time is simply sitting on the floor and standing back up in repetitions without using your arms and hands.

 

You can also practice on high leg lifts, and kicks, assuming the kicks don't hurt your injuries.

 

Standing while bending both knees and straightening them is good exercise.

 

If you can lie on the floor, you can do various leg exercises.


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