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ROUNDTREE16
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5/30/13 7:13 P

Thank you for the suggestions. So sorry about your knee. Will have to try cardio dancing.



1SALMON1
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5/27/13 8:41 P

I've had bad knees since childhood; one replaced 6 years ago & never got full mobility back (my doctor said 'Hmmm; maybe I shouldn't have cut that tendon..." emoticon ). Trying to keep the other knee healthy. I do water aerobics - it's a great workout & easy on the joints. I do strength training for upper body & core (can't do lunges or kneeling stuff) & that works great too. If I can't get to the pool I do dancing for cardio but it's pretty low-inpact; still gets my heart rate up.



ROUNDTREE16
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5/24/13 2:11 P

Yes, I use the bike in the gym. I don't own a bike but will have to invest in one for nice days. We have a trail near our home that I can ride.
Thanks so much for your suggestion.



WALKINGMAMMA
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5/23/13 3:03 P

Do you have a bike? Bike riding is a great workout, especially if you do intervals.



ROUNDTREE16
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5/23/13 10:02 A

Hello Jen,

Thanks for the links and suggestions. I can't swim but will try water aerobics, I will also check out the links and let you know how they are working.

Will hit the gym after work for strength training and yes I did walk on my treadmill this morning for 35 minutes.

Thanks again.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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5/22/13 7:05 P

Would the stationary bike or swimming be options for you? What about lower-impact fitness classes or DVDs?

I would continue with the weight training, but if you're looking for new ideas, you might want to check out the Workout Generator or some of our videos on the site. Here are some links:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_plan_
generator.asp

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos.asp>

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen



ROUNDTREE16
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5/22/13 5:33 P

This year made 3 years. I have a 25 pounds for lifting and no jogging. I have great mobility according to the doctor. Just getting a little bored.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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5/22/13 2:20 P

Has your doctor put any restrictions on what kind of exercise you can do? How long ago was your surgery?

Coach Jen



ROUNDTREE16
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5/22/13 12:59 P

What other exercises can I do beside treadmill, elliptical and some weight training? I have had both knees replaced.



 
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