I am recovering from knee surgery (June 2011) and have started the program. There are things that I HAVE to modify so that I don't reinjure my knee. So, I would say when you do the leg workouts, you might try using a band, or very light weights at first. Also, I found that when I am not feeling it in the area I am supposed to I probably don't have the right form, or I am lifting too heavy and thus overcompensating in other areas.
When I was in the Army and went through Basic Training, our Drill Sergeant taught us how to do our sit ups without using our legs. Our tendency is to use our hip flexors for leverage, but it tires out your legs faster. He would make us do the sit ups and hit our stomachs, to make sure we were using our core and not our legs. It was a pain in the butt, but it really did teach me to focus on the abs. Also, crunches are better for me if I am trying to concentrate on focusing on my abs.
I think that most important thing is if you are doing an exercise that is absolutely painful or uncomfortable, then don't do it. There is not sense in you injuring yourself because then you defeat the purpose. Good Luck!
~ Charice ~
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