Advice from my PT
Friday, November 08, 2019
My therapy appointment was in the early afternoon today. I had a discussion with my Physical Therapist about doing my first workout since therapy yesterday (Leslie Sansone) and that one exercise (the kick back) was painful.
Here is what he had to say: Just do the first 17 minute one i started with yesterday until I feel comfortable with it. I told him how I am planning on beginning the Mediterranean Diet (probably in January) and that 30 minutes of exercise daily is what I am aiming for, increasing it sometimes. He advised not pushing myself too hard too fast. I remember reading, when my doctor mistakenly thought I might be suffering from arthritis, in arthritis.org that "Every pound of excess weight exerts about 4 pounds of extra pressure on the knees. So a person who is 10 pounds overweight has 40 pounds of extra pressure on his knees; if a person is 100 pounds overweight, that is 400 pounds of extra pressure on his knees" I need to lose those 23 extra pounds I put back on, but I need to do it sensibly.
Here are his exact words for my knees: No hopping, no jumping, no jogging. No lunges, only reverse lunges. And when I squat, make sure I am really sitting into it, working my thighs and not my knees.
I love squats and am sure I will continue with Leslie's squats but her lunges are going to be done my way.