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 Post subject: Cardio while recovering
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:23 pm 
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Hi All,

Well after seeing the doctor and then a specialist they determined that I have a case of nasty Tendonitis on my right elbow. I have been given shots and medicines for it, and now I have to rest without touching weights for about 2 months, or basically until 2007! I normally do 30 mins of spinning in the mornings for cardio, however now that I can't do any weights in the evenings, I feel as if I should add more cardio then. Is this a good idea? I figure if I can't lift weights, I may as well do more cardio and burn off some fat. What would be a good exercise to do in the evening that won't overtrain my legs from Spinning 5 times a week? I don't have access to a pool either, but I do have a jump rope, heavy bag to punch, etc.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:33 pm 
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Only you can tell if spinning 5X / week overtrains you, but I would seriously doubt it. For the evenings, why not try some bodyweight stuff that won't overtax your elbow tendoniti; i.e. pushups or dips, pull ups, etc. Maybe some DB swings. Knowing the intensity of spinning, and the fact it's usually done in intense bursts to simulate mountain biking, you probably won't need any squatting if you're doing swings for the posterior chain. Just those 3 simple moves in conjunction with the spinning will keep you pretty well in shape until you're able to hit the iron again.
Tim


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:15 pm 
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Thanks, I will try the pushups. I know pullups leave me with intense pain as anything that requires me to hold any weight with my arms hurts. This includes something as simple as picking up a large bottle of water. Push ups should be fine though. I guess I can do a few sets every night.

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