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06 Aug 2008

Training with cracked rib..
I am a total fitness fanatic, but a week ago a cracked my rib on a ski trip. 6 weeks recovery. Any excercises you can suggest I can do? Cant do nothing for 6 weeks and I dont want to gain wait! Breathing heavily hurts...

please help!
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01 Jan 0001

Hi there

Very difficult - you have to kind of let pain guide you on this one. I've had the same injury, and breathing is limiting. But as long as you can breathe without pain, you can train. So therefore, you might consider things like swimming, walking, maybe in a few weeks you'll be able to jog or cycle, or do some kind of strenuous activity. You have to just avoid any exercise that causes pain and will therefore slow down your recovery.

In the next 6 weeks though, diet is obviously crucial, because you will lose out on some training time, and therefore you have to compensate by reducing energy intake in order to offset that loss.

Good luck
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