Fitness

My new exercise routine

I am surprised, no, I’m flat out shocked, that no one has marketed crutches and a wheelchair as the ultimate fitness tools. I’m no longer on pain meds for my injury. I’m taking advil now to help with the soreness in my arms.

I’m having to alternate between mobility devices because my poor flabby muscles can’t handle continuous use of one or the other. The crutches work my triceps until my arms would like to fall off. They also rub against my sides when I swing them and now my sides are sore. That is probably due to poor crutches form and I am trying to improve my technique.

Rolling the wheelchair on smooth surfaces isn’t hard at all but most of my house is carpeted. That is some work. It is actually working my pecs and the muscles on the sides of my armpits. Could this be it? The magical forced exercise that gets rid of my fat armpits? If so, I’m making an infomerical!

7 Comments

  • Sugarcane227

    I totally agree ya’ll. I fractured my hip 2 1/2 weeks ago (I fell off of a zip line 10-15ft in the air) and have been on crutches. My arms have never looked so good!
    Do ya’ll have any recommendations for exercising and toning for after I get off of these things? I don’t want to see all that work turn back to flab.

    Also, one of ya’ll mentioned the rubbing under the arms: I fixed that by padding the top (banana shaped) portion of the crutches. I used a pair of long leg warmers, but you could also use a pair of long socks. It helped alot and now I can even wear spaghetti strap tops without my sides hurting or getting brush burn from the rubber. Hope this helps!

  • fresh

    YES>> i totally agree man.. over the past 4 years i have been on crutches 16 months in total.. and my upper body strength has improved heaps!! ubt aat the moment my feet are still not working properly.. and i am on crutches yet again.. currently 1 month into a 9 month stint.. so more uppper body strength for me!.. also to stop ur armpits hurting from crutches always keep ur elbows straight,.. well thats what i do anyway.. and assure that ur crutches are at the required height. and its aall bouit practice and technique

  • hexxuss

    I agree! I just got a pair, but now my right leg (the one NOT in a cast) will be totally toned (I hope), my poor left one will be all flabby still, so now I need to switch them back & forth after the cast comes off…

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