Given that it’s eight months since surgery and I have been cheering about all the things I can do, it’s worthwhile remembering that, even after extensive rehabilitation therapy, a personal trainer and a physiotherapist, there are still four things that I find extremely difficult.
- Stepping backwards over a Bosu ball using my broken leg as the weight-bearing pivot point. This is, without a doubt, the most difficult exercise that Belinda has given me and I still haven’t mastered it.
- One legged squats on my broken leg using a gym pole. This is the only exercise I do which is still painful. Even the leg press machine or the leg extension and leg curl machines do not hurt my knee as much as this exercise.
- The sprinters start. Doing this exercise with the weight forward on the bad leg and the injured knee bending under load is very difficult, especially the first time you do it
- Riding a conventional road bike with bike shoes and cleats. Maybe I could click out of the pedals on a road bike using the twisting action, but I’m not game to find out. Not yet anyway