Frustration is setting in

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I have a knee issue that just appeared. I am getting frustrated. I tried working out today; little luck. I did do weights however. Hope to be back in action soon. This sucks.

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    Don't be frustrated, be happy that you really WANT to exercise!!! Give the knee a break. If you've been doing the same thing over and over try some other exercise for a change, sometimes a new routine is just what you need for a boost in weight loss!
    Hang in there ..and be kind to your body! emoticon
    1926 days ago
    Heal up. Don't push it listen to your body! you will be back in action in no time!
    1926 days ago
  • FIREFLY4407
    I watched this NOVA episode once where they took a group of ordinary people and trained them to run the Boston marathon. All but one went on to run it, but the enlightening thing for me was that they didn't really change weight / body composition because they didn't make changes in their diet. Diet trumps exercise. Give your knee a rest, and do some reading on line to see how the type / area of pain is related to the types of exercise you are doing. Early on in this process I had knee pain when running - using the under knee bands (Mueller jumper's knee strap) made a big difference and the after a while & with strengthening exercises, the pains disappeared. I recently started having some knee pain again (different part of the knee), and low and behold I had aggravated my IT band by introducing inclines to my treadmill running. I took a few days off, added in some ITB stretches, stopped the inclines, and now the pain is gone. Also, strength training is important - weak quads, glutes, and hamstrings can all contribute to knee issues. Be patient and you'll be able to get through this frustrating period.
    1927 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/14/2013 9:09:43 PM
    Try not to sweat it Dave. I agree with SARIE, anti inflammatory and ice. Throw in some rest as well. Give the knee a break, you have been pushing them harder than they've been pushed for a long time! Take this time to see how you cope with limited exercise, there may be a time in the future where your ability to exercise may be compromised, use this event as a trial run to see how you fare relying almost 100% on diet to get you through.
    1927 days ago
  • _BABE_
    When my knee starts acting up I go run in the pool.....best thing ever. emoticon
    1927 days ago
    Try some exercises that are easy on the knee, do you have access to a pool? Swimming is a great workout without the pressure.
    1927 days ago
    I'm sure you'll find a way around it! you can train otherwise while you have the problem and go back to what you were doing as soon as you feel better. If it takes too long you may want to have it checked!

    hang in there!
    1927 days ago
    Keep eating right and doing exercises that don't irritate the knee. You will get through this. emoticon emoticon
    1927 days ago
  • _SARIE_
    Hi Dave! If it's just irritated from overuse or misuse, then try some anti-inflammatory and ice for ten minutes on, ten minutes off 3x, twice a day. There are also some knee exercise routines on here to help build strength and stretch out the knee muscles to prevent injury. In the mean time, you can still probably do core exercises that don't involve any lower body, and upper body exercises for chest back and arms.

    I have a bum knee that acts up when I push it too hard without proper warm up and cool down. Hope this helps!

    Best of luck; dont let this get in the way of your goal!
    1927 days ago
    Did you actually hurt it or is it just hurting? I've had pain in my knee before that wasn't an injury ....and I just pushed on....
    1927 days ago
  • KITT52
    I know how you feel

    there are chair exercise workouts..that one can do in, with or with out weights...

    1927 days ago
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