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Old 11-04-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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Recovering from broken clavicle

I've recently started getting into CrossFit. I'm excited about getting going, but I broke my left clavicle on August 21 and am still unable to lift (weights) with it. I can pretty much do anything else such as carry groceries, pick up my kids, etc. But any time I put any real weight on it, it starts to hurt. The doctor said no lifting until after the xray comes back that its 100% healed. That makes sense so I'm listeing to his advice.

I've been able to do any of the WODs that involve running, sit-ups, back extensions, deadlift (with light weights), body-weight squats, jump ropes, and others like that. But I'm definitely unable to do any pushups, pull-ups, bench press, shoulder presses, etc. So, my question is, what do I do on days in which I'm unable to do the prescribed WOD? I'm pretty sure I shouldn't only do legs every day.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 11-04-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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I've been able to do any of the WODs that involve running, sit-ups, back extensions, deadlift (with light weights), body-weight squats, jump ropes, and others like that. But I'm definitely unable to do any pushups, pull-ups, bench press, shoulder presses, etc. So, my question is, what do I do on days in which I'm unable to do the prescribed WOD? I'm pretty sure I shouldn't only do legs every day.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Casey

Not to make light of the situation, but do: "running, situps, back extensions, deadlift (with weights), body-weigt squats, jump ropes, and others like that".

Seriously, there's enough variety there to keep you going for quite a while.

Can you also do one-arm work (KB or DB) with the othe side? 1-arm snatch? Suitcase-style DL?

A legs-only WOD:

3 rounds:
400 M run
15 DL with your bodyweight on the bar (lessen this if you need to)
20 box jumps.

It's a pain, but it is *NOT* forever. I lost almost a year of training to a serious rotator cuff problem that eventually required surgery. If you hang in there, work around it doing everything you can that doesn't cause pain, you will come back amazingly quickly.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:28 AM   #3
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Re: Recovering from broken clavicle

You can also make up your own tabatas - one I use on the road if the hotel has a lousy gym is -

air squats - pushups (can you do one-armed pushups, even on your knees?) - lunges (in the hallway - who cares?) horizontal knees-to-elbows (on your back, on the floor - great for lower abs) - good mornings (with a weight if I can find one, without if not)
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Re: Recovering from broken clavicle

Thanks for the advice guys. I'm just frustrated with not being able to do many of the workouts. I'll use your ideas to keep me busy while I'm waiting though.

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