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Old 10-18-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
Ian Kennedy
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Injured, workout ideas?

So I broke my thumb on Monday, it's a pretty bad fracture and I might have to get it pinned. I probably won't be able to put any weight on my left hand for awhile, so many of the crossfit excercises are out. Any ideas for workouts/excercises that put minimal or no weight on the hands?
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:50 PM   #2
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Re: Injured, workout ideas?

swimming, running, and squats/squat jumps galore!
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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Re: Injured, workout ideas?

When I overused and injured both sets of triceps, I did a lot squats, back squats, atomic situps, box jumps, GHD situps, back extensions, etc.

I guess my point is, jump on the exercises page and stop at the top and note all the different movements that you can do, then just start putting together workouts.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:52 PM   #4
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Re: Injured, workout ideas?

Make a homemade harness and find you some weight and drag, drag, drag.

I've got an old judo white belt that I tied together and then I figure 8 it and hook a tow rope to the cross over point of the figure 8.

I've got my rope hooked to short piece of chain that is looped through 2 hunks of metal that weigh approximately 70 pounds each.

Would you be able to use those wrist straps with the hooks to do pull ups?

I'll talk to a buddy of mine.

He split his right hand up the middle about 2 years ago and was in the same boat that you are in, plus he's a Crossfitter so I'll ask him what all he did during his no hands period.

It'll be Sunday before I can post though since I'm going out of town for the weekend.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:18 PM   #5
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Re: Injured, workout ideas?

i told myself one day if i injure my hand or arm, that i'd do this, so maybe you can give it a try, it looks like a little taste of hell though.

http://www.ontariostrongman.ca/Resou...squatcycle.htm
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:38 AM   #6
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Re: Injured, workout ideas?

Thanks everyone. I got my cast on today, which i'll have for three weeks, and then another 2 weeks in a splint. I think back squats are impossible because I can't grip the bar, but everything else sounds good
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:28 PM   #7
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Re: Injured, workout ideas?

One arm DB snatch with the good arm . . .

Lots of them . . .
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:10 PM   #8
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Re: Injured, workout ideas?

Will doing one armed DB snatches with only the good arm create a strength/size imbalance in my back/arms?
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:16 PM   #9
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Will doing one armed DB snatches with only the good arm create a strength/size imbalance in my back/arms?
Yes, but it will take quite a while.

I had a rotator cuff problem in one shoulder that prevented aggressive use of it for almost a year, and did a lot of 1-arm snatches with the other arm during that time. It took almost 6 - 8 months before I could notice a difference. (For me, this wasn't an *entirely* bad thing (just mostly bad), since my injured side was my "good" (right) side, and my weaker left side got a lot of work during this period).

I doubt that you'd get much imbalance in the 3 - 4 months your injured side will be out of commission.
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