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Road to Recovery Workout: Weekend Workout!

workout with a neck braceRecently, I wrote about how to modify your workout so that you can create a road to recovery workout. With my broken neck, the only activity that I’m cleared to do right now is walk. However, I think it’s wise to keep my body healthy during this time. That means that I also perform light core exercises and some basic stretches.

Since I have very specific training that taught me how to modify Pilates exercises for people with or recovering from injuries, I thought the best way to illustrate a modified workout would be to show you what I’m doing at home.

Road to Recovery Workout

Before I walk and sometimes before I start my day, I practice these 6 exercises.

  1. Correct neutral alignment
  2. Breathing
  3. Leg slides
  4. Leg lift
  5. Hip release
  6. Windshield wiper legs

After walking or whenever I feel like I need some stretching, I practice these 5 poses.

  1. Dandasana
  2. Paschimottanasana
  3. Baddha konasana
  4. Virasana
  5. Windshield wiper legs

Road to Recovery Workout Video

Here is a video of my workout for visual learners.

Those recovering from an injury, how do you modify your workouts? Let us know in the comments below.

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About Sarah Stockett

Hi! I'm Sarah, and I'm a certified Pilates and yoga instructor with a passion for pain relief. When I'm not working with clients, I'm researching the best ways to get rid of pain. Do you want to learn how to practice yoga and Pilates safely in your own home? Or, do you want to know all my tips and tricks for pain relief? Join my mailing list and receive free goodies to help you.

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