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Old 11-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
Christine Crawford
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torn meniscus and calf-need WOD suggestions

Any ideas for WOD's while I'm healing? I'm able to do dumbbell swings but not squats or thrusters or running/biking/rowing. How will I stay fit?? Surgery next week. I tore the right lateral meniscus and calf muscle. I think the muscle tear hurts worse. Any good dietary suggestions?


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Old 11-01-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: torn meniscus and calf-need WOD suggestions

i'm in a similar boat with knee injuries and i've been doing lots of push ups, chin ups, sit ups, bench press... plus rehab work
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:32 PM   #3
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Re: torn meniscus and calf-need WOD suggestions

I tore my ACL, twice; once on each side. You may have to accept the fact that you can't maintain a perfect level of fitness during rehab. The most important thing to do is be patient and do exactly what the doctor and physical therapist say. I agree, you can get great upper body strength from dips, pullups, and pushups. When they let you bike, then do it, but follow their instructions. Probably no standing on the pedals or turning heavy gears. When you get the green light to swim or row, then do it. Running will come near the end, and anything that twists your leg or stresses them will take a while too, but I promise you it will be worth it in the long run.

As far as diet goes, you probably know what is healthy. You probably don't need as much protein or fat if you aren't lifting hard, and your calorie intake may drop. It will be easy to chow down on fast food and junk, especially if you are on crutches. If you can maintain a good diet you will regain your fitness that much faster once you have recovered.

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