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Mid Program Knee Injury - Advice Wanted!
First of all, hello everyone - This is my first post on these message boards and I'm very happy to have started the P90X program. I'm about to turn 32 and at only 5 1/2 weeks in, my fiance and I are seeing amazing results. I was never in real poor shape, per se, at 6'0" 195lbs, working out at the gym 3-4 days per week; however, I was, let's say "comfortable" with my routine and it wasn't getting my anywhere. I had developed a bit of a light spare tire around my waist and I just didn't look the way I wanted to. Well, I've already lost 10lbs and dropped nearly two belt loops - Awesome! And I feel great!

Now, onto my current dilemma... I've been religious about sticking with the program until yesterday when I woke up with a pretty bad pain in my left knee. No idea what caused it - The day prior was shoulders, biceps & ab ripper, so nothing I did in that work out could've had anything to do with it. Regardless, we had to take the day off yesterday (which wasn't a big deal as we were planning on just working through Sunday instead of taking that day for rest, as we normally do) and today my knee feels about 50% better but there's no way in h*ll I can do yoga x or cardio x (we trade those two out on yoga day, now and then) as I'll definitely hurt my knee worse - Still limping a bit when I walk. Can't flex my quad (locking the knee) without pain, or put much weight on it when bent. So, my question is; what can I do?? I don't want to stop, even for a few days, by any means if I can help it!

So, I'm considering subbing in the old chest and back workout that we did in phase 1 for today so I'm still getting some kind of workout, then hoping my knee is in good enough condition to work through Kenpo tomorrow, even if a little modified. Thoughts, advice...? Any insight would be greatly, greatly valued and appreciated.

Cheers,

Danny
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RE: Mid Program Knee Injury - Advice Wanted!
11/26/12 2:00 PM as a reply to DannyBoy80.
Wow, really expected to at least get one response. In any case, my knee is feeling much better now and I'm returning to my normal routine. Take care, all.
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RE: Mid Program Knee Injury - Advice Wanted!
11/26/12 6:29 PM as a reply to DannyBoy80.
Hey Danny -

Just saw your post. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Like you alluded to, my advice would've been to swap it out for another program that wouldn't put a strain on your knee at all, or if it were that bad, to just rest altogether. p90x is a great program, but it's a lot like running a marathon. You want to make sure you make it through till day 90!

Good luck the rest of the way and keep up the good work!
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RE: Mid Program Knee Injury - Advice Wanted!
11/28/12 7:19 AM as a reply to DannyBoy80.
Sorry I just saw your post, I would have definitely help you out, but seems like your knee is back to normal!

Just stay safe emoticon

If you ever need advice feel free to knock at my door!

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