Since March, I’ve lost nearly 60 pounds. Mrs. L.A. says my legs are too skinny. Recently my ‘exercise’ has been digging up tree roots and other heavy work. Otherwise I walk 3.4 miles (in 1:08, if that means anything). Anyway, Mrs. L.A. is right. Last time I saw legs like mine, there was a note tied to them.
Here’s the thing: I had injuries in high school. My right leg doesn’t bend quite as far back as it should, and I can’t lift my right great toe due to nerve damage suffered in a skiing accident. I’m missing the patellar tendon on my left leg (and part of the patella) so my kneecap isn’t where it should be. Basically, I’m missing the fulcrum and my left leg can buckle from time to time.
Mrs. L.A. says I need to start swimming. There’s a pool at the YMCA about 10 miles or so from here. They have ‘Water Fitness’, which they describe as a ‘full body workout’ that is good for people with joint problems. They also have lap swimming, which I used to do in the (tiny) pool at my apartment when I lived in L.A. Would either of these help build up my legs?
How else can I work on them?