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ANNAMARIELOVE
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12/31/09 3:52 A

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Hi all, I am a new on here, but can relate to knee problems. I am restricted in the exercise I can do also, but when my knees are not to swollen, my doctor suggests stationary biking or the elliptical trainer. If you really cannot use them much at all, I would try using a cardio video with arm weights on. Move your legs if you can; and if not, just maximize your arm and torso movement. You can try it seated with ankle weights on your good leg also. I know it can be frustrating sometimes, but you can do it! Best wishes!


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12/1/09 2:18 P

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I'm with everyone else. Strength training does burn calories. Any movement can be considered cardio, really.

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11/22/09 9:08 A

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have you tried resistance bands? you should try that out.

anything worth having is worth fighting for and drive is what takes you to the finish line.


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THALIA_82
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11/15/09 11:45 A

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Pilates mat work outs! You spend most of your time laying on your back or your tummy :)


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DMY_01
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11/12/09 11:33 P

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Swimming is a great one! So is the arm machine... Focus on weight lifting in your arms and strengthening your core, those exercises can help you just as much as the cardio exercises!


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10/27/09 1:06 A

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How about swimming?

I know I had massive hip and knee pain(nothing officially by doctor, but it hurt like hell) in the beginning of summer in June. I mostly swam, and maybe one land exercise day a week, then one walk a week. I gradually built back up to intense land exercise.

In the pool, I find that I can still do pretty vigorous things, and have things hurt 1000% less(zero or almost zero). Ask your doctor if you can swim, see if your school has a pool?

If it still hurts the knee swimming, try swimming without using legs(squeeze one of those little tools that keeps legs together). Now THAT'S intense!


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10/22/09 6:20 P

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I have trouble trying to get a really good workout in, both at home and at the gym. I recently injured my knee and it is often painful. I am also under a doctors care and from time to time I have restrictions, such as weight lifting restrictions, squatting, etc.
Does anyone know of any good workout exercises that can be done sitting or with little lower body movement? And where can I find the calories each of these exercises burn so I can keep track of them?
(There is an arm cycling machine at my gym, but I cannot find the calories it burns anywhere. Other than that, I'm lost...)


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