Friday, 9 September 2011

Core Conditioning

Progress seems to be going really well.
I'm doing as I was told, 2 or 3 sessions a day with the resistance bands, working on the mobility of the ankle joint and the strength of the significant muscles in my lower leg. Sitting to watch the Vuelta a Espana, I'm sure my repetitions fall in pace with the riders. (What an awesome ride by Chris Froome on Wednesday!)
I've also been chipping away with some core stability exercises. Having no upper body strength at all, I find these REALLY hard and feel sick after only 5 - 10 mins. I don't look like the photo from the previous post yet!!
I am a little limited in what I can do, bearing in mind I'm wearing the bionic boot and don't have any equipment. I have rotated round these drills: press ups, sit ups, plank, tricep dips, V sits, reverse plank, crunches, alternate arm/leg superman.
If anyone has any ideas for some alternative drills that I could try, please make suggestions.
I've now spent 2 weeks walking in the bionic boot using the crutches, so after this weekend I'm due to spend the next 2 weeks without the crutches. This is my next significant milestone!

5 comments:

Ali said...

Good stuff Dave. Getting down the climbing wall has been good for my core strength (and seems to have fixed the achilles problems I was having), but that would be a bit tricky with your big boot! You could set yourself some challenges to make it more interesting - like 10 press ups each minute for as many minutes as you can manage.

Debs M-C said...

Yikes. I wish I hadn't read that!

Glad recovery is going well.

Debs M-C said...

I meant to add that comment to your report about shaving bones.

DaveT said...

Debs. I assumed so. Though I did wonder if you were getting traumatised about me not using the crutches.

john beetham said...

I could give you some killer core workouts!!!