Normally, I play to exercise – rock climbing, circus arts, biking with my dog. I’ve suddenly had to adapt to a subtle injury. While hiking up a hill in flip flops, I put a lot of stress on my posterior tibial tendon. It’s a tendon that goes along the inner ankle and supports the arch of the foot. At first I did have pain, but I thought my muscles were just sore. So I kept doing all kinds of activities until my ankle swelled, and I haven’t seen the ankle bone in a month. It looks worse than it feels which makes it hard to stay off of it.
I don’t want to lose all of the strength that I’ve built up so I’ve been searching for different exercises and activities that I can do that won’t aggravate my ankle. I google searched “15 minute ab workouts” and found one that is perfect.
The exercises can be adapted for any fitness level and target a variety of core muscles.
It’s a good exercise segment for warming up before doing a lot of stretching.
Tomorrow I’m doing an antigravity yoga class at Shine Alternative Fitness. I get to do a lot of upper body and ab work without putting strain on my ankle. Much of the time is spent hanging upside down from our hips. It’s almost an entire hour that my ankle is elevated and resting.