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Q: Hi Zach!
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Zach, my son recently fractured his arm and is unable to play Football this season. He is an 8th grader. What can I do to help him stay in shape and keep his head in the game so to speak. He loves to play and work out and I want to help him.
Thanks for all you do, Zach.
- Ed -
Ed, hey brother, thanks for the e mail and I dig your commitment. Your son WANTS to work out and often times I am in this very same scenario. Athlete gets hurt and the parent thinks they can't do anything. Well heck, we still got 2 legs and another arm! NO excuses.
For upper and full body we will perform the following drills using a Kettlebell or Dumbbell:
- Clean & Press
- 1 Arm Row
- Carries: overhead, rack, suit case
- 1 Arm Floor Press
For Lower Body we will perform the following drills using a Kettlebell or Dumbbell:
- Rack Squat
- Rack Lunge variation (forwards, reverse, walking)
- 1 Arm KB Deadlifts while standing on 2 boxes for stretch
If the athlete only has a broken hand / wrist we can also do barbell zercher squats. I have found that keeping the athlete in training raises his self esteem AND dramatically speeds up the healing process. If the athlete sits around the house and mopes around he returns to his sport and the gym weaker, slower not just physically but mentally as well.
We also use a dragging sled, strapped around the athletes waist and perform drags and sprints moving forwards and backwards as well as lateral walking. We get our sleds from HERE, sometimes my Dad makes them when they have spare parts laying around his shop as well. As simple as they are to use they are one of the best tools for an athlete to use.
I hope these helped everyone.
NO excuses, Kick Some Ass!