Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Look Ma - No Hands! Low impact workouts with no hands/wrists

So when this whole finger thing happened I was given strict instructions: No activity that jostles the hand, and no using my right hand. Aka no exercising, because when you think about it what kind of workout does NOT jostle one's hand (answer: yoga! But wait, you have to put weight on your hands in yoga so nope).

I didn't realize how stressed out I am without exercise. I have so much energy and tension that gets worked out in daily exercise and walking miles with the dogs every night and all of it was just stuck inside of me. When I told my hand therapist how I was feeling she said "oh! Drink more wine. Really." If only my health insurance would cover that... She also suggested a stationary bike (not paying for a gym membership) and pilates so Pilates it was!

I scoured youtube for low impact videos that don't use hands or wrists and here are some of my favs:

Fitness Blender Pilates for Lean Legs & Toned Core (these two really do everything).



Barlates Body Blitz THIS ALMOST KILLED ME. The shakes kicked in right around minute 7.



Blogilates Extreme Abs Workout (Hello Cassey, it's been awhile since you ripped up my insides)






10 Minute Barre Abs Workout - my favorite part is the girl in the back complaining about how bad it hurts. THANK YOU!

Do you know any good hands free workout videos? Please share!!



14 comments:

  1. Hmmm I wonder if you can find some via Pinterest (You probably looked it up already) - or maybe if not video some lunge/squat exercise someone probably has written up.

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  2. Yessss!!! You're going to laugh at this but I literally cannot do pushups. I've tried but my wrists give out after 2. It's bizarre, I know.

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  3. I don't know if you have it or not but there are some good workouts on demand?!

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  4. Necessity is the mother of invention, they said. Good example, you are!

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  5. I cant believe I am about to say this...but I am at a point in my exercise and fitness that I don't know what I would do without it either?! I would be like you...finding some way to fit it in!!!

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  6. I find that barre ab workouts are some of the most painful ever but in the best way!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Awesome workouts! If you're shaking 7 minutes in that's a good sign ;-)

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  8. I've been meaning to tell you that your posts of online workouts have really gotten me started on these home workouts. If I couln't make it to a workout class or a friend flaked on a workout before I'd consider it a lost cause and not excercise, but thanks to you I make myself do these online videos so thank you. I heart Jessica Smith TV!

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  9. My wrists ache from all the typing and fabric cutting I do all day, so these are great workouts for me!! Thanks for sharing :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  10. ugh thats gotta suck, sorry love!! i wish i had some recommendations. running? lol. just kidding.

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  11. I love these workouts although it sucks about your hand! Hope its gotten better :)

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  12. Yessss!!! You're going to laugh at this but I literally cannot do pushups. I've tried but my wrists give out after 2. It's bizarre, I know.
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