Need to work out with a sprained foot

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 26, 2012 at 7:55 PM

So I am very interested in starting the Paleo diet as I've read such great things about it and my Dr. even told me that it would be the best diet for me to lose some weight. I really want to do well on it and I want to kick butt doing exercises as I have not worked out for some time now. I just sprained my foot on Saturday night and I can barely walk on it. This is definitely staggering my weight loss efforts and I feel like I'm lazy and not losing any weight because of it. So I guess my question is..

Are there any exercises that I can do with a sprained foot? I want to do both cardio and toning if possible.

  • 50daada4885d0f7021f081c13faccc8e

    asked by

  • Views
  • Last Activity
    1430D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

3 Answers

Medium avatar


on September 26, 2012
at 11:33 PM

swim and bench press/military press/weighted pullups(lat pulldowns)/basically any upper body lifting. maybe as the ankle starts to heal start doing some light hikes on it. gradually work back in to lower body lifting. i have a badly sprained ankle and ive just started doing deadlifts for the first time in a month and a half with an air cast on and it goes pretty well. i also started doing my daily hikes again with the air cast. work your way back into it slowly. focus more on the diet part right now try to keep it fairly strict and just do what you can for exercise. i started making a lot of bone broth and i found it really helped with the healing process. gotta provide a lot of collagen when you sprain your ankle it needs to rebuild. just try to be as healthy as possible because your body is in a time of need where it needs to rest and rebuild what has been disrupted so your gonna want to keep everything else functioning the best you can. sleep is important too, get as much as possible. i started supplementing with zma and i find i get very deep sleep with it (might just be placebo). i think zinc and magnesium are important in the healing process of the tissues so having a good dose of it every night is probably helping things heal a bit quicker as well. i sorta went off the chart there and answered questions you never asked but i thought some of it might be helpful lol goodluck



on September 26, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Weight loss is more about diet than exercise, even the most ambitious exercise program can not compete with a poor diet. Focus on cleaning up your diet while your foot heals. Focus on what you do and do not put in your mouth.

Having said that, as long as your arms aren't broken there is no reason you can't start lifting weights or doing push-ups, pull-ups, dips. Yoga and swimming may also be beneficial.



on September 26, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Is it a mild sprain? You can probably still do some bike.

If you want cardio, try doing hiit with kettle all swings or pushups. That'll get the heart and lungs going.

Answer Question

Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!