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i had a car accident 2 years ago and i broke my left arm and leg, they did surgery on my leg and put screws in my knee ,i could not move for a coupled of months no exercise no nothing,i just use to eat ,sleep,eat, sleep and play video games and i gain weight fast, i use to weight 140 and now i weight 215. i use to do 100 pushups ,200 crunches, 100 sit-ups with out stopping and now i only could do 20 pushups ,50 crunches and sit-ups and run for twenty minutes and i stop eat junk food[i only eat fruits,vegetables ,turkey ,tuna fish,eggs,chicken,whole grain bread]i've been doing this for 3 months and i only lost 5 pounds ,so i need to add new exercise [beside pushups,sit ups and running ]to my exercise routine.so please tell which exercise i should do and please post a picture of how the exercise is done.and how come i cant lose weight? :confused:
At 17, I suggest you don't worry about losing weight. Keep exercising, do some agility stuff as well, badminton or karate etc, for the knees and go for tone, flexibility and strength, not lean muscle mass. Lift some iron too. If you put on muscle, you may just weight more than the fat you lose.
Does this make sense?
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To answer your question, I'm no doctor, and you may want to consult with a nutritionist and or sports doctor.
That said, the simple answer is to increase your aerobic exercise and decrease your calorie intake. One can eat the healtiest foods on earth, but if they eat more calories than they burn, guess what? But like Sochin said, at your age, don't sweat the weight too much, you will burn off some naturally as you age and grow in the next few years. (unless you pick up the freshman 15)
But anywho, If you can jog, that's a great place to start, but it may be tough on that knee, especially with the extra bodyweight. Can you swim? Bicycle? Just walking quickly can get the heart going. Kata are a great aerobic exercise if you do them briskly and do many in a row.
Whatever you do, listen to your body and don't injure yourself, which will only set you back. Any changes you make will be gradual so be patient. (but also don't be lazy. it sounds like you're not)
But if you stick to it, you can only improve, you know? All the best.
thanks for your help guys
Hello! I am an exercise physiologist who may be able to help you. First I need a more detailed description of what you are doing for exercise and eating. You listed some info in your initial post, but please give me details. How many days per week are you exercising? How many days of rest are you taking between workouts? What specific exercises are you performing? How many reps and sets are you doing? How much rest are you taking between sets? How much sleep do you get at night? How many meals are you eating every day? What does each meal consist of? How much time between meals? Any other details you can think of.
Give me more details about your injuries and rehab program after surgery.
The more info I get from you, the more I can help.
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