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Offline zixxerpilot

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Recouping and reconditioning knee and body
« on: March 08, 2007, 09:44:30 AM »
Shortly after my discovery of PK as an actual sport, I had a serious accident involving one of my other hobbies: Motorcycle racing. I had a getoff on the track while at a practice session, and came down HARD on my left knee at a little over 120mph. That was about 1 1/2 years ago. I've been to a few specialists, and keep getting different answers. I can move it fully, but there is a constant swelling in the front, and a fever to it most times. It does get very sore while trying to do any kind of exercize, especially running. This has unfortunately also led to a huge jump in my weight.

This is getting old. I need to do something, and get healthy again. Anyone have a similar injury? What did you do to get through it? I can't even play on the floor with my kids!!

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Re: Recouping and reconditioning knee and body
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007, 02:07:53 PM »
I've had a good number of injuries, the best of which were shoulder surgery and my recent (and ongoing) broken foot. The best I can suggest is find whatever it is that you can do, and do that. Sounds stupid but it's the only real answer. When I had my shoulder surgery, this meant a lot of one-arm dumbbell work, squats, etc. With a broken foot, I'm stuck with handstands, pull-ups and dips. I switch between low-rep strength type workouts and higher-rep efforts for some semblance of conditioning. If your weight is getting out of hand, adjust your diet...I suggest the Zone: http://www.drsears.com because it's easy to figure out a precise number of one thing or another that you need based on LBM And activity level.

Good luck!

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Re: Recouping and reconditioning knee and body
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 12:23:42 AM »
Ice after any use. Ice really does wonders, especially for my poor gymnastics beat up body.
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