Workouts without legs

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  1. Feder

    Feder New User

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    Hey,

    Yesterday I fell over playing tennis and now my knees are messed up so I can't really run. Does anybody know of any good workouts without my legs that I can still do to get in shape for tennis?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Bodacious DVT

    Bodacious DVT Semi-Pro

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    hmm well you could do calf raises, leg curls, and leg extensions, but if your knees hurt to bad for you to run it may not be wise to stress them.

    I would consider doing stretches instead. take this time off to build up elasticity and flexibility in your legs. it would be low impact on your knees and still help.
     
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  3. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

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    Biking is pretty good, much less shock-inducing than running. If you run, run on grass.
     
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  4. Bodacious DVT

    Bodacious DVT Semi-Pro

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    but make sure its relatively flat, like a soccer or football field, you dont wanna get shin splints or plantar fasciitis
     
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  5. chess9

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    If your knees are injured don't bike or run! REST. The most important 4 letter word for recovery. :)

    Once the wounds heal, assuming you have some, then start some swimming and light biking or rowing. In the meantime, do back, arms, chest, and shoulders with the weights.

    -Robert
     
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  6. WhiteSox05CA

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    Rest is a good idea. After, I suggest biking because it's less impact on your knees and other joints. Otherwise, you can do squats, lunges, explosion jumps, calf raises.
     
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  7. bluestreak711

    bluestreak711 Rookie

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    well you can lift weights and make your arms stronger

    the stronger your arms are with a little coordination practice
    will give you more racquet control

    you can bounce the ball on your racquet flip sided


    lifting and that practice will help you all the time
     
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