You’ve just had a lower-body injury and are in a boot cast. What do you do to stay active? DON’T GIVE UP!

Many exercises can be done while wearing the boot cast, including squats, lunges, crunches, pushups, and more.

Get Ready for Your Workout

Before beginning your workout do some stretches. Be sure to stretch the muscles around your injury as well as those on the opposite leg.

Be Safe and Smart

If any of these exercises cause pain or discomfort, don’t continue with them – instead, perform an exercise that does not hurt.

Core Exercises in a Walking Cast

1. Bicycle Crunches

Elevating your legs targets your lower abs and the rotating targets your obliques, and the pedaling motion works your hips.

Straight Arm or Forearm Plank (I rested my right leg with the boot cast on top of my other leg):

This simple core exercise builds the abdominals and back muscles.

3. Leg Raises:

Leg raises are an effective move to target your abs and build your core strength. Unlike crunches, leg raises target your lower stomach muscles.

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