With no particular plans today set, and feeling better (ish) I have decided to do movements, and exercises to keep the hip going.
Just a few exercises but ones that give maximum impact. Thanks to Bee for reaffirming the more appropriate exercises for our age, and stage of recovery.
- Hip Bridge 20 reps
- Side leg raise 20 reps (still struggling to lie on opposite leg)
- Traditional Calm raise 20 reps (my hardest one to raise, I really really struggle with this)
- Supine Marching 20 reps
- Step ups 20 reps
- Mini squat (operated leg slightly behind other leg) 20 reps
- Prone lying Knee bent, Knee raise (lie on front, knee bends and lift) 20 reps
All unbanded, as it’s too early to use resistance bands while I feel so weak. But it’s nice to be moving and doing things, than just resting.
I’ve loved the walking we’ve done as well, blessed to have such stunning scenery around us and so close too.
Watching the lochs open, I wonder if I’ve have the strength for them now?
Canal side walking is easy and flat, so doesn’t upset the muscle half as much as woodland walking, as that’s so uneven with various different gradients too.
I think I really could get into bird watching, heard the maddest of bird calls, I swear it sounded like a digital electronic beep!!
The canal gets wide in this area, due to Lord Litchfield wanting it to look like a lake from his windows at Shrugborough Hall. I’m glad it was, it’s stunning to walk around. And lots of birds to watch while you sit.