Despite the rain, I made it to the gym this afternoon. My knee was especially creaky today so we tried some modified one-leg-squat exercises. I did the easiest variation: John had me sit on a chair, extend one leg and arms in front and stand up on one leg. I then sat down on the chair while standing on one leg. I still had to support the weak knee but it’s a start to try to rebuild leg strength.
Here’s a video link demonstrating the modified one-leg-squat exercises from eHow.com:
How to Do a Chair Pistol Lower Body Exercise — powered by ehow
Other exercises with the resistance bands for today included:
- Band Biceps Curl – Preacher
- Band Triceps Push down
- Standing Rows
- Shadow Boxing Punches
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We rounded out today with punching and kicking combos on the bag.
I’ve tried to continue eating healthily- breakfast included a fruit protein shake so I had a kick start with protein and fiber; other meals included vegetables.