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Post by GoldEyes » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:57 pm

Hello to all. I have been reading this forum for some time, and today is the day I finally decided to create an account, and post something. lol Luck you!

I have a question. I have been doing weight lifting for over six months now, and I have lost a considerable amount of weight; which I am very proud of. Due to some health issues, a broken right foot, plantar fasciitis on my left foot, and woman related health issues, I have been ordered by my doctor to not workout for at least 3 weeks. Well, the three weeks is almost over, and I'm concerned about a few exercises that I do that may aggravate my feet from healing; the deadlifts and the leg press.

I'm doing 110lbs on the deadlifts -romanian and sumo- and 280lbs on the leg press. Is there any other type of exercise that I can do that won't aggravate my feet?

I realize that when I get back to working out, I won't be able to do the same weights as I use to, kinda disheartening because of the long way I've come from, but understandable. Any ideas you guys can give me will be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Ironman » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:19 am

Just drop leg press, deadlift and calf press. Just do leg curls and leg extensions and hip adduction/abduction until your feet are better. Then you can go back. I don't think you'll lose much strength. A couple weeks and you'll be back to your personal bests again.