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INSANITY and Fibromyalgia?
INSANITY and Fibromyalgia?
fibromyalgia
9/24/12 5:50 PM
Hello everyone! I'm in need of some advice about using INSANITY. I recently bought it and I'm very excited to start it. However, I got through the first 10 minutes of the Fit Test of it today and couldn't breathe. I have fibromyalgia and it causes pain, stiffness, and soreness all over, and it also causes me trouble breathing. I read a forum on here where someone recommended anyone with Fibromyalgia NOT to do INSANITY. I really would like to do it, but I'm afraid of the possible after-effects. Has anyone out there successfully gotten through, or is still going through INSANITY with Fibromyalgia?
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RE: INSANITY and Fibromyalgia?
9/25/12 9:50 PM as a reply to monicaxxrose.
I would definitely talk to a doctor first. I think ALL of us had/have trouble breathing during the workouts and he aches and pains that come with such a high intensity workout but I would at least check with your doctor for a recommendation and maybe some things to look out for to make sure you don't get seriously hurt doing this. My mom has fibro so I know what you go through and I give you huge props for attacking insanity but please be extra careful. If you felt like your trouble breathing was more severe than what a person without fibro would experience, I would definitely take it easy, maybe start out going a little slower and work up to see if you get better endurance. Good luck, be safe.
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RE: INSANITY and Fibromyalgia?
1/10/13 10:24 AM as a reply to LLL14.
I have fibromyalgia and am about to start day 2 today (not including the fit test). My Dr. said so long as I feel up to it that any exercise is fine, just stop or take a break when it becomes too much, or if it seems to really aggravate or make things worse, consider something a little less challenging. SO far I've noticed I'm definetly more stiff in the mornings and all my muscles ache. Of course, started any work out you feel liek that until you adjust, so I'm sticking with it and will see what happens, either it will improve and I can finish, or it will stay the same/get worse, and I'll try something else.
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RE: INSANITY and Fibromyalgia?
2/24/13 8:12 PM as a reply to firegirl8085.
Hello I've been recently diagnosed.I been in a lot of pain since April but I stopped doing p90x in Oct got to painful.But I been thinking of starting up again. My question is how's it been going with Insanity workout I know its a tough workout. Just thinking of pushing hard threw this situation.I been resting for two month and getting my sleep.
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RE: INSANITY and Fibromyalgia?
2/24/13 8:25 PM as a reply to monicaxxrose.
I have Insanity and I have Fibromyalgia symptoms. I was told it is my gluten allergy that causes my Fibro symptoms but I do know what you are talking about. I started Insanity and I could barely get through the warm-up in the fit test on day one. But, I stopped to catch my breath and started again when i got my breath. I finished the workout btu had to stop a lot. When i did my fit test #2 it was about 4 weeks later (the flu and taking a couple rest days here and there due to exhaustion I was a little behind but I never quit. I take up on the calendar when I left off and I don't take more than a couple days off at a time unless I have the flu and absolutely can't) When i did the fit test #2 I was not only able to do the whole warmup but I improved on my fit test!! You WILL get better. It WILL get easier. take the breather breaks that you need during the workouts and then resume. I wear a chest strap HRM too so that I know my HR is in safe levels. I still have to stop during the workouts but I never stop the workout completely. I always finish. I feel stronger and my breather is getting better. Don't feel bad if oyu have to stop. It is ok. Just don't ever give up.
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