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Can't run as knee/hip bursitis - what other exercise can I do?

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Disabrie22 Tue 21-Jun-16 13:53:16

Any tips? Best exercise I can do while it heals up?

PhoebeMcPeePee Tue 21-Jun-16 23:00:59

I got into cycling when I had bursitis and am now addicted grin

KeyserSophie Wed 22-Jun-16 00:44:43

Do you have access to a rowing machine? I've also got a few hip issues at the moment so trying to reduce mileage. I do 2 ergo's a week. I find it very non-aggravating and has an added upper body benefit.

Disabrie22 Wed 22-Jun-16 19:33:29

Brilliant tips ladies - was thinking about swimming but do have a bike so will try and combine

Disabrie22 Wed 22-Jun-16 19:34:04

Thinking about joining a gym so may be able to use rowers - what changes have you seen since you started using one?

KeyserSophie Thu 23-Jun-16 00:44:15

To be honest, I've always used ergos- I used to row in college and that was 20 yrs ago, so I've erg'd on and off every since. It's difficult therefore to pinpoint a change. The main benefit is that it involves resistance so better for muscle development and it's a whole body exercise so your arms get in on the action.

One word of warning: If you do go for it, look on you tube for proper technique and then video yourself doing it to compare. Most people's technique is, frankly, terrible- they bend their knees too early on the way forward so have to haul the chain over the top to compensate. Your legs should be straight until your hands are already past your knees.

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