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Weak knees--can I still push through Insanity?
Hi everyone!

I just started my first 60-day challenge with Insanity yesterday when I got the OK from my doctor. However I was told that I should land very soft on my knees and not to strain them. I'm still young (21), but I got into a motorcycle accident that crushed my right knee under my bike. I'm very careful with my knees and noticed today during the Plyometric Cardio Circuit, I couldn't do the basketball round very well.

Should I think about switching programs, or is there another intensive workout I can do on my own while the video plays in that session? I love the other parts, I just don't want to hurt myself with the pace of stretching legs out quickly and bringing knees in.

Thanks!
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RE: Weak knees--can I still push through Insanity?
12/7/12 10:59 PM as a reply to AshPan.
I would modify it to suit your needs. I have Fibromyalgia and I did tai Cheng which I never thoght I would be able to. I just modified it when I needed to. I am on to Power 90 starting soon, and very excited. i plan to do the same thing. Good Luck!!
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RE: Weak knees--can I still push through Insanity?
12/8/12 10:26 AM as a reply to AshPan.
I would definitely modify the moves that give you problems. In the second week of month two during my first round, I pulled a muscle in my lower abs picking up my son, and some moves caused a stabbing pain right there, so I would do a different move that works that area but in that particular way that was causing pain (For instance, I switched switch kicks out and did belt kicks instead). I take it the motorcycle accident caused an injury to the knee? Do you take glucosamine? Really good shock absorbing shoes and a jump mat woult help cushion some of the shock from the jumps, easing the strain on your knees. I would also suggest doing exercises to strengthen your quads and hamstrings, as they are the muscles that support your knees, doing moves like squats and dead lifts. The more support your knee has, the less it will hurt. I'll look up more tips for working out with wobbly knees and post it to my facebook page (I'm on there more often than here), if you want to "like" it, so you will get the post as soon as it comes up. www.facebook.com/bondgirlfit.
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