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help!!!!
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11/20/12 10:41 AM
Hi everyone! I just started my brazil butt lift program yesterday! I am very excited and dont want to get discouraged....my one issue is since I havent worked out in like ...forever...my knees are not happy. As I follow along I notice that I cannot bend all the way down as instructed. I do what I can. Is this going to be ok till I get better?
Thanks!
Lisa
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11/20/12 5:22 PM as a reply to lisamarie71.
Do what you can. As you keep going, your body will get stronger. As your body gets stronger, you'll notice you'll be able to lunge further. Right now, don't push it too much as it may harm your knees and/or other lower body areas.

Coach Solana
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11/20/12 5:47 PM as a reply to lisamarie71.
I think there were very few, if any, of us that could follow the moves perfectly in our first workout programs. Modifications are really useful in situations like this. It's important to find the line between doing your best and going too far. My advice would be to do what you can, but don't push yourself so hard that you risk injury. Find the line, and it will come with time!

-Andy
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11/21/12 6:06 AM as a reply to lisamarie71.
Hey Lisa!

Which calendar did you decide to follow? I used the heavy cardio one because my booty is the biggest part of my body. If you stick with it, the results are awesome. I post vacation pictures after finishing a round of it, and people were asking ME about my legs! I couldn't believe it since my legs are my weak area! emoticon Are following the meal plan?

my one issue is since I havent worked out in like ...forever...my knees are not happy.


I don't think working out regularly or ever has anything to do with your knees. They are a joint not a muscle, and they shouldn't be sore. BBL has SO many squats and lunges that move quickly during the cardio routines, and I had to slow them down the first week or two. I still don't know how Leandro is able to bust out some of those lunges as fast as he does lol!! Do what you can, and as long as you are pushing yourself to YOUR limit (not theirs) and watching you diet, you will see results. As you get the moves down at a slower pace, you will be able to watch your knees and eventually speed up with proper form.

You want to make sure your knees stay behind your toes every time you do a lunge or a squat. When I do a squat I picture my butt hitting the opposite wall because I have pushed it out so far....it sounds dumb but it helps.

Do you have any specific goals for BBL?

Good luck and if you have any questions, always message me and I'll help--I know BBL and building a healthy time takes time and some getting used to! emoticon
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12/6/12 6:13 AM as a reply to lisamarie71.
As Tony Horton (Very Popular Trainer here, creator of P90X), as he says it "Do your best and forget the rest!" Just do what you can, as long as you keep good form and you dont try to overdue the moves you'll do great. I think we all had to modify when we first started our first workout program. I know I couldnt do pullups when I started P90X and in that program you do them all the time! So modify, keep good form and you will prevent injuries and progress faster.

If you have any questions just ask, I'm here to help.

Have a nice day!
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12/6/12 6:26 AM as a reply to lisamarie71.
Hi Lisa,

I know how you feel. I've had 4 knee surgeries on my left knee(had my ACL replaced twice). I've completed 90X and started a second round, BUT, the plyometrics almost made me quit when I first started. So, I took Tony's advice and modified my moves until I felt more comfortable with the routine. Can I do all of the moves now? Nope - but I just do what I can and keep going at my own pace. That's the key - "Do your best, and forget the rest!"

Don
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12/8/12 6:57 PM as a reply to lisamarie71.
Hi Lisa,

No worries, your knees will most likely hurt as you start this or any workout program. Your knees are bones, yes, but they are supported by muscles (and in turn: ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bursae sacs) which can atrophy. The muscles that you are now working are the ones you need to strengthen in order to keep from getting chronic knee pain, so you are on the right track! If you went to a Physical Therapist with knee pain, chances are they would put you on an exercise program to strengthen your glutes, inner thighs, and core muscles...sound familiar?

As advised, do keep up the exercises but adjust them to your comfort level, and progress gradually. You could start off every other day (Rest), Ice (20 minutes on, 20 off) while elevating your legs at night. Personally I do not take Ibuprofen (which is usually prescribed), but you can if your doc approves, or you could try Arnica Montana(homeopathic) for comfort. If the pain does not improve or subside, then you should consider seeing a physician.

Be well!

MJ
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