SJ, i have a lot of knee pain too, and squats, especially weighted squats were quit difficult for me, it takes time but eventually you will gain the muscle flexibility to go deep, i would go shallow until you can go deeper. it took maybe a month of consistently going before the pain went away and even now and then i still get a pain there are some stretches you can do...go look up mobilityWOD it is a blog that works on flexibility and you can search for what you need. as for lunges, i have no muscle strength in the front muscle of my thigh...get on the floor in an lunge and stand up with no help..that muscle..so lunges suck, today we were doing over head weighted lunges and because i cant do a lunge without hanging on to something i could not use weight so he had me just work on focusing on that muscle..and i did and i can feel it, so i can only get stronger :)
i like this group for the support of other women, and we can talk about things like peeing your pants during jump rope! lol!
I can't always afford to do Crossfit every month. Luckily I have a lot of great equipment at home. I like getting ideas from what others post. I'm not always good at posting myself, but I do check in regularly. I have an Olympic bar and bench. Lots of heavy dumbells. This week I'm building a decent pull-up frame, better than the doorway one I'm using now. Thankfully I'm blessed with a huge shop with lots of space. It's cold out there, but this is Crossfit right?
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This is a topic that you really need to discuss with your doctor. My husband had a tumor removed from his T12 that has caused nerve damage and atrophede in his legs, ankles and feet.
He has been doing Crossfit for one year and of late had alot of swelling in the foot and ankle. Xrays this week have revealed an Avulsion Fracture. This is a fracture where the ligament pulls away from the body taking bone with it. I think it is the result of burpees, lunges and squats. His feet are working harder and he has hurt himself as a result.
Please consult your doctor okaY? I wish that he had. We are seeing an Orthopedic surgeon today to find out what is next. Patty
As someone who is brand new to CrossFit I would hope that members of this team that have been doing CrossFit for a while can offer tips on different activities. I know you can't replace my coach, but tips are always welcome.
Example: I have knee problems (had surgery on one, likely need it on the other). And, I am 250 lbs. I have found that when doing lunges (specifically walking lunges) it is difficult to come up out of the lunge. It puts a lot of strain on my bad knee. Are there specific exercises I can do that can help target the muscle groups needed for lunges? Or, even though I know the best benefit of lunges comes from going deep. Can I start by doing more shallow lunges and progressing? Or, should I be wrapping my knee or wearing a knee brace?
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