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Power 90 after knee injury?
Power 90 after knee injury?
4/29/03 4:56 PM
I injured my left knee in a skiing accident..
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RE:Power 90 after knee injury?
4/29/03 4:56 PM as a reply to jujai.
I originally started P90 back in mid Feb. I've worked out for 3 weeks and somehow got discouraged. On March 30 I started P90 again, but unfortunately that same weekend I went on a skiing trip and popped my left knee. No fracture, thank God, but torn some soft tissue. I couldn't walk for a week and physical therapy doesn't seem to help. I really want to start P90 again, for the third time. =( The problem is, it's painful to walk and I can't strighten my left leg.

Is there any kind of excersice I can do to replace some of the moves in P90? I have no problem with upper body exercise, just don't know what to do for the jumping part of cardio and push ups. I have scoliosis and my back is very week. I have a hard time doing the knee push ups before, and now with the injured knee it's almost impossible. Please help~!

Beebu

ps. Is there any other BB product that isn't as knee intensive?
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RE:Power 90 after knee injury?
4/30/03 1:15 PM as a reply to jujai.
You can do all of the upper body and ab exercises, but do them seated. This will make you abridge the workouts but that's a million times better than doing nothing. I'd start right away.

On your knee, what's wrong with it? PT should help. If not, then it's probably mis-diagnosed. You need to fix this problem, no matter what that requires on your part. You've only got one body, do what it takes to preserve it. Certainly, it's not something that is beyond the scope of medicine. Get on it!
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RE:Power 90 after knee injury?
5/13/03 2:42 PM as a reply to jujai.
the doctor assumes I've torn the meniscus or something like that. I took an MRI last week. So as soon as the results come out I'll know for sure what's going on with my knee. It's been cramping a lot when I walk. Perhaps it's getting worst? Or Maybe I just need to exercise it the right way.

If I'm to do P90 seated, that means I can only do the abs and sculpts? What should I do to replace the cardio part?

Also, will Slim in 6 be a better program to do in while I recover? I am not sure what's in SI6 but it seems to have less jumping involved....
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RE:Power 90 after knee injury?
5/14/03 11:06 AM as a reply to jujai.
No, Si6 is not better in your case, since it has tons of squats and lunges and you'll need a healthy knee to do it. For cardio, make sure that you superset all of your exercses so that you keep moving and don't let you heart rate fall too much and that will cover it. You just can't really do traditional cardio in your condition unless you can go to a pool and swim. Otherwise you risk making your knee worse.

If it's the meniscus, that's a fairly straightforward orthoscopic procedure and won't keep you out all that long. But you're still going to need to do 6 weeks of rehab and then take things slow. This isn't bad because you'll learn a lot experimenting on your own with exercise. You might consider using a pool if you can find one. You can "run" in water, using some floats for your upper body. It's a great cardio workout and excellent rehab.

So, no lunging and jumping for you for a while until you get this under control. Don't get too upset. Often times going through injury forces you to learn more about yourself and get more regimented and, in the end, you end up stronger because of it. 6 weeks is nothing in the scope of your life.
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RE:Power 90 after knee injury?
5/20/03 3:58 PM as a reply to jujai.
Thank you for your information and encouragement. I'm glad to tell you that I have just finished Day 1 of P90 on Sculpt 1-2. I had a little trouble with the knee push ups (7-7-7) and the 3 part squats. With the 7-7-7, I think my arms were a little week after all the previous arm workouts, so I was only able to do 3 baby wide push ups and none of the close arm ones. As with the 3 part sqats, I did the first eight and left knee hurted a lot, so I skipped that part. Other than that, I feel great!! I'm happy to be sweating again! Thanks Steve and Tony and the rest of the P90 crew.

I'm going in for the MRI result tomorrow. I'll keep you posted. emoticon
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RE: RE:Power 90 after knee injury?
12/26/12 11:41 PM as a reply to fitnessadvisor.
I am rather discouraged. I love my p90 workout i alternate the cardio with turbo jam cardio party 1. I really love working out at home. I just found out that i have osteoarthritis the knees. I also joint effusion. My knees hurt and i have been out for a week. I can barely walk.

Can I modify the workouts really? How can i modify these workouts? the Dr said to focus on upper body but i have no idea how i can do so. he did say no lunges, squats or jumping. emoticon
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