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#1 melandned

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

So this year i need to get serious about exercise
this is my usual routine

mondays - walk with friend and dogs
tuesdays - walk around town and then get off one stop early from train to walk to car
wed - in theory walk while ned at karate but dont do it
thursday - train with personal trainer (although more talking than training)
fri - nothing
sat - nothing
sun - try and walk with dogs

hubby takes dogs so don't worry about their lack of walking!

i have a gimpy knee which hates me after about 3 days of walking in a row
i have 2 left feet
and swimming meh

yep i'm a nightmare
any suggestions?

thank you in advance
mel

#2 mysonsmum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Pilates & yoga? They have lot's of routines on youtube these days & are fantastic for toning & weightloss

#3 snuffles

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

There's actually a surprising amount of exercise you can do with a dodgy knee.  Depending on what's wrong with it.  For example:

*Bike riding/ riding a stationary bike
*Yoga (just avoid any moves that make your knee feel pain)
*Pushups
*Situps and other abdominal exercises
*Planking (otherwise known as 'hovering')
*Upper body weights (can be done with hand weights, or even with soup cans or other items found around the house)
*I don't know what they're called, those pedals you push with your hands instead of your feet
*Swimming (as you mentioned)
*Boxing (with a bag, or perhaps you can find a willing victim)

Um... I'll come back if I think of anything else!!


#4 Cyaira

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Maybe ask your PT to step it up a bit and for suggestions?

#5 snuffles

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Oh I missed the bit about the PT.

You're paying them to talk??  They're damn expensive, I'd be telling them to get on with it or change PTs.

#6 BetteBoop

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Your local library will have free DVDs on yoga and pilates.

Many are for senior citizens and as dodgy knees are a big issue with this group, they would probably suit you well.

Oh, and aqua aerobics is good for bung knees. Your local public pool will have classes.

Edited by BetteBoop, 04 January 2013 - 04:52 PM.


#7 mollybot

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

+1 for Aqua Aerobics

I also LOVE bellydancing. I too have two left feet - and NO sense of rhythm biggrin.gif but bellydancing has given me a little bit of both.

The best bit is, there's no jumping up and down - just swooping around and wriggling yer bum (that's my technical take on it, after 8 years of lessons !) - so your knee should be ok.

Plus - sequins, glitter, chiffon scarves and *outrageous* performance skirts. If you're a magpie, its pure heaven cool.gif

#8 **Tiger*Filly**

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

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Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:24 PM.


#9 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Take up dancing. Or Zumba. Neither feel like exercise - but you will sure as heck know you've done some afterwards. If you let your instructor know you have a dodgy knee, they will make allowances for it. Its also worth consulting a physio and learning to tape it properly so it doesn't prevent you from having fun every day. Speaking as someone with a dodgy knee. wink.gif

#10 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

I agree with Spikey re your knee. See a good physio and get it sorted out. I have to strap my ankle whenever I do any exercise, it's just part of the routine now. And then you can get running, which is much more effective than walking.

Also, if you're not working up much of a sweat, you won't be getting much in the way of endorphin rush, which really does make you feel good original.gif So I'd be figuring out how to get properly hot and sweaty - d*cky knee or not.

#11 crazyone2989

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

Hula Hooping is great fun, a friend (with a TWO dodgy knees - three reconstructions!)  and I used to do it and we both loved it. We went to a class but used to practice at home as well and there are a few DVDs around if you don't have a class near you. Trick is to get a bigger and heavier hoop than the silly ones in shops. It is honestly great fun and i always have friends trying to hoop out!

You could do a pump class or similar weights type routine with a bad knee, I find if I have good music I am more happy to do it.

Lots of people have mentioned yoga and pilates which are good, I'm trying Bikram Yoga tomorrow to hopefully get more of a workout.

I also enjoy rock climbing and kayaking because they seem a lot less like exercise!

#12 melandned

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

thanks guys some great ideas
and yes the PT is a waste of money but it's a friend who is having a lot of troubles so im kinda stuck at the moment

#13 Leafprincess

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

Boxing based pt

I have a guy who comes around to my house and trains me one on one.
Love it and can tailor it to avoid your knee injury.

Was doing it pre pregnacy and was losing 1.5kg a week.






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