Well its official,
My first real serious injury since returning to exrecise and sports. I was playing Bball yesterday and I came down sideways on my ankle. Now its a nice small melon shape and has a wonderful blue and purple tinge to it.
Needless to say, I am takming a break from Bball and my cardio will be mostly swimming for awhile. I can walk on it pretty well, but anything else it out of the question now.
But here’s the question. What about weight training?
It seems to me that upper body training will not be affected, since I can sit down or lay down for all of that. However, how do I gauge when to start squats and deadlifts again? Since there is no real twisting motion involved, I thought that they may be relatively safe to start soon, but I wanted to hear what people who really know what they are talking about would answer. Also, if squats are questionable, what about leg press mahcines for a little while?
Anyway, I was hoping for some saintly wisdom while I lie here on the couch with my laptop, my 9 month old on the floor playing, and my foot elevated.