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Broken Wrist

Last October I broke the hell out of my left arm and ended up having 3 operations that left me with screws and rods throughout my hand/wrist. At the time I was 9 weeks into a training program that consisted mostly of pushups, pullups, and dips for the upper body. Needless to say, I had to stop the program while in the hospital.

My left arm looks like it was taken off an 8 year old girl and grafted onto my body. I’m ready to start working out again but can’t make a fist, bend my wrist, or put much stress on my wrist. My elbow/upperarm/shoulder are fine. I’ve tried isometrics but that doesn’t seem to do very much. My physcial therapist is useless and wastes my 3 hours a week dipping my hand in warm wax and massing the scars.

Any ideas about how I can workout my arm without using my hand or wrist?