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    What a bummer! Climbed a ladder to fix a hot water geyser in the ceiling when the ladder slipped and fell! Went to the local hospital where X-rays showed a fractured wrist! That puts me out of action for 6 weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterk View Post
    What a bummer! Climbed a ladder to fix a hot water geyser in the ceiling when the ladder slipped and fell! Went to the local hospital where X-rays showed a fractured wrist! That puts me out of action for 6 weeks!
    Sorry to hear that and glad it wasn't worse, I recall someone doing a similar thing (ladder that slipped) when we lived on one of the outer islands and they injured their leg badly.

    Will you be doing cardio or working the other arm etc, for the 6 weeks that you're out of action or is that not really a feasible option?
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    Yeah I'll definitely be doing a lot of bodyweight leg work as well cardio to keep reasonably fit. I was wondering about working my good arm and that maybe it's not such a good idea as it will be unbalanced? i.e. 1 hypertrophied arm and 1 atrophied!?

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    If I recall, there's actually some research showing that training the uninjured limb helps to maintain neurological strength in the affected limb.

    Also, get on some safety bar squats, unilateral loaded single leg variations (use a weight vest or chains if desired), leg curls, GHRs, Hip thrust variations, plank variations, and pit shark (belt) squats.

    Here are a few great articles on how to train around injuries, I'd highly recommend reading them:
    http://www.benbruno.com/2010/10/dealing-with-injuries/
    http://www.stack.com/2014/08/17/work...nd-arm-injury/
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    Oh, ouch, Peter! I am sorry to read you busted your wrist! My doc just cleared me to start 10# lifts (20 # total I guess). Hope you heal up quick.
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    Thanks for the thoughts guys! And thanks so much MikeWines for the tips on training around injuries! will definitely look into it and keep training what I am able to

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterk View Post
    Yeah I'll definitely be doing a lot of bodyweight leg work as well cardio to keep reasonably fit. I was wondering about working my good arm and that maybe it's not such a good idea as it will be unbalanced? i.e. 1 hypertrophied arm and 1 atrophied!?
    Nope, not a bad idea at all, as Mike has said, there is research that shows the injured arm/leg still benefits from the opposite arm/leg being trained.
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    Hey Peter, how is the wrist doing? I hope it is healing well, and you are out of any cast or sling by now. I did find that the Cissus supp I took post-surgery seemed to help quite a bit with how the shoulder 'felt'.

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