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    Default Broken foot (Jones Fracture)

    So last week I decided to upgrade my running shoes and went to a retailer who offered 3d imagery of my feet to get some good shoes. The gal at the store sold me a pair of New Balance 860s. I proceeded to go home, put them on and take a run. About a mile in, I felt pain so sharp that I couldn't go any further. I had to stop and could barely get home. That evening the pain was so bad, I needed crutches to get around. The next morning, I contacted a podiatrist to see if they could determine what was going on. They told me they could get me in the following Thursday (this was Wednesday the week before my appointment). Thinking it was plantar fasciitis, I proceeded to do stretches and ice to try to loosen it up. I did work in the yard over the weekend and even went out of town for work and walked a mile to a restaurant. Fast forward to my appointment, the Dr took x rays and told me I had a fracture of the #5 metatarsal. The injury is known as a Jones Fracture. Dr advised me that I need a boot and can not put any pressure on it for fear of making it worse. In addition, he suggests surgery to put a screw in my foot. Needless to say, I am getting a second opinion for the surgery. With that being said, I have been doing a 5X5 strength training program consisting of squats, deadlifts, overhead press, bench press, and a few other compound exercises (4 days a week). On my rest days, I do cardio: 125 kettle bell swings, 4 circuits of battle ropes, and 30 min of jump rope. now that I have an injury, I can not put pressure on my foot and much of my strength program is kinda put on the back burner. Any suggestions on how I should frame my workouts while I recover? I am really hoping to avoid surgery, and want to stay "in the game" and am willing to do what it takes to do so.
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    Might be a great time to focus on some flexibility training and core work. Got anyone who'd be willing to drop a medicine ball on your gut for you? :)
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    What kind of equipment do you have access to?

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    Do you have any idea how you broke it?
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    Lots of work can be done seated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabar View Post
    Might be a great time to focus on some flexibility training and core work. Got anyone who'd be willing to drop a medicine ball on your gut for you? :)
    I do have a training partner. :) He'd be more than willing
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    Quote Originally Posted by prestojo View Post
    What kind of equipment do you have access to?
    We have a bench and squat rack. 400 pounds of weights, battle ropes, kettle bells, dumbbells (pairs) from 10lbs to 50lbs. Willing to invest in equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragsbo View Post
    Do you have any idea how you broke it?
    Dr advised that the shoe store put me into a shoe that causes more pronation, so in essence, it put more pressure on the outside of my foot causing the stress fracture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader8207 View Post
    We have a bench and squat rack. 400 pounds of weights, battle ropes, kettle bells, dumbbells (pairs) from 10lbs to 50lbs. Willing to invest in equipment.
    Off the top of my head, I'd suggest seated shoulder presses, bench press, and dumbbell rows for upper body. For your legs/posterior chain, I'd recommend getting some bands for leg extensions and leg curls, as well as some reverse hypers. You may need to get a little creative with your set-up, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prestojo View Post
    Off the top of my head, I'd suggest seated shoulder presses, bench press, and dumbbell rows for upper body. For your legs/posterior chain, I'd recommend getting some bands for leg extensions and leg curls, as well as some reverse hypers. You may need to get a little creative with your set-up, though.
    Thank you. I did seated Battle Ropes this morning and I am feeling it in my abs for sure. I pulled out the Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding and wrote down 2 pages of things the can be done seated. I like your idea of the bands. I will see if I can pick up a set.
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