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2/10/14 10:49 A

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I think you could cut down and see if that helps, or you could just try a new activity completely.

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2/10/14 7:05 A

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hi, thanks for the reply.
yea my shoes are only a month old and i got them fitted in the store, they are really comfortable so it must just be the jump rope :( should i cut my jump rope time down to 5 minutes? or just avoid it for now?



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2/10/14 6:38 A

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Jump rope is a pretty high impact activity, so you might consider waiting on that until your fitness level improves a little. Are you wearing good walking shoes that fit properly and aren't worn out? Bad shoes will give you all kinds of aches and pains, so I'd recommend being fitted for them by a professional at a specialty running/walking store.

Since you've been doing the walking for a long time without issue, my guess is that it's the jumping rope that's giving you a problem. So consider switching to another activity or slowly building up the amount of time you're doing it (10 minutes might just be too much at this point).

Hope that helps,

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2/10/14 5:59 A

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hi everyone

so I recently started exercising regularly again after a long break of being lazy and smoking, but I quit smoking and decided to get fit again. I started off really slow because I didn't want to do myself in an injury (and I'm not that fit).
So I have been doing jump rope workouts, just short ones like 10 minutes every two days, 60 min power walks every day (this is how I travel to work and have always done this so I don't think its the walking causing the bad knees) and then strength training, just small amounts like full body resistance band workouts and I only lift 5lb weights but recently my knees have been pretty painful, I have never had knee pain before, I'm 26, not over weight and have no health conditions that I know of, so why are my knees refusing to co-operate with me? Has anyone else experienced this problem? what do you think I should do?




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