...I'm in the process of recovering from injuries sustained in an avalanche (yes, you read that right, an avalanche -- I was climbing Maroon Peak here in CO) about 10 days ago.
After the slide, I still had about 3 miles to hike out, 2 with a heavy pack (had camped near the base of the mtn), which might have worsened my hurt legs. While that in itself is arguably primal -- if Grok got hurt falling out of a tree or maybe stepping into a prairie dog hole while chasing an animal, he would have had to find a way to walk back to camp (or just die) -- it doesn't change the fact that I could not go run (yeah I know, not primal, but I do it to train for rugby season) or do any kind of lower body strength training since then.
I went to the gym yesterday and started doing squats again (same amt of weight as I had been doing before, I figure I can't have lost that much muscle in 10 days) and while my muscles could handle the amount of weight, it put way to much strain on my knees.
So then I played around with some of the machines and it seemed like I still got some muscular exercise out of it but it didn't put strain on my knees.
So what's everyone's take on this? I figure doing at least something is better than nothing for the time being until I'm fully recovered, but wanted to see what people here thought.