Wednesday, April 03, 2013


In my puirsuit of losing more weight.. I kind of got carried away with my ZUMBA and pushed myself beyond... The next morning, i woke up with a swelled and pained knee... Now, hmmm - what to do - because I do not want to lose my rhythm?? So I thought, let me research and find some ways that will help

Ideas were found from this website:

SWIMMING : Swimming is a great low impact activity and you can put a buoy between your legs to make sure you use them to kick. Omit the push-off on the wall to protect your knees. Check out all my great swimming programs.

KRANKING: Kranking is basically a high energy upper body ergometer group class that is popping up nationwide. Look for it in gyms near you.

Kayaking: If you're near a place where it's warm enough to do it, kayaking is a great upper body workout that is easy on the lower body. Even those without bad knees, such as Kirsten Dunst, like to get a good workout from kayaking.

ROWING MACHINE: This is a great option for building up lower body strength (or a good stepping stone to high impact activities). Almost every gym has a rowing machine and they're usually open, so try it out.

STATIONARY CYCLING: Stationary bikes are very low impact and many people with knee problems love to get their cardio this way — I'd stick with the recumbent bike as it puts the least amount of stress on your legs.

ELLIPTICAL: The elliptical is a relatively low impact form of cardio (compared to running and step) that a lot of people with bad knees enjoy.
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    1399 days ago
    I have an issue with my ankle that leads to problems with my knee if I run on the treadmill. So I've gone on to Ellptical, Station Bike, Water aerobics and its been more than enough

    thanks for your ideals
    1778 days ago
    @ TayGirl - Me either girl.... Swimming is cool.
    1782 days ago
    @ Jahmai - really squats????? I thought it would hurt them more.. Hmmmm something to consider! :-)
    1782 days ago
    Heyyyy Cierra - - Happy April!!! Ok I will try the cycling.. GOD will heal this name!!!

    1782 days ago
    Thanks everyone for the feedback and words of encouragement.

    @ Platinum - Yes I will switch it up, swimming will do.. I'm excited to have loss weight and now if I sit still, I might lose my rhythm :-)

    @ Vetter - I actually just did 3 of the seated exercises... Was happy to do them!
    1782 days ago
    Excellent share. I have issues with my knees and there's more than one way to accomplish a goal. Almost anything will help as long as you don't have to pound your joints or reduces the impact enough. I also use a brace sometimes to help while training for added support, but not all the time (the goal is to retrain the knee and remain consistent).

    Try several of the suggestions and find more than one that works with your lifestyle and that way you have plenty to alternate with dance.

    I have to say...Lovin' the attitude! There is a way!
    1782 days ago
    And SP has a cardio chair workout.
    1782 days ago
    Hello to YOU!!! Happy April! emoticon

    My first thought would be swimming. When I had to go to PT the stationary bike was one thing she had me do for my knew. That surprised me but it felt better afterwards. Also leg press machine(strength). Great ideas! Thanks for sharing and watch yourself! YOU are doing GREAT!!!
    Be Blessed!
    1782 days ago
    Would you believe squats also??? My knees hurt really bad, especially after the birth of my second child. Started squatting- weighted, sumo, prisoner- etc and taking colleges for joints-just amazing.

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas!! emoticon

    Edited to insert: I am taking Collagen Protein (IPAD snafu)
    1783 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/3/2013 3:04:08 PM
    Thanks for the ideas. I do all of these except kayaking and swimming. But I may start up with swimming this summer. Used to all the time as a kid so why not again, right?


    Hope your day is going well otherwise.

    1783 days ago
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