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Knee Problems With TurboFire?
Knee Problems With TurboFire?
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12/21/12 4:53 PM
Hey... I'm a long time P90x devotee who just started TurboFire about a month ago. I've always had a little bit of knee pain, but for about the last week or so it's gotten much worse! I think it's my IT band. My legs are just constantly sore. Has this happened to anyone else? Should I take a break? Do TF workouts less frequently and more days of weights? Or stick with it and just try to lower the impact and ice more? Thanks!
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RE: Knee Problems With TurboFire?
12/21/12 5:01 PM as a reply to amandacbb.
If it is the IT Band, the best thing you can do is massage it with a roller. Be advised, the IT Band is very sensitive and the massaging is painful.

Jason
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RE: Knee Problems With TurboFire?
12/22/12 9:37 PM as a reply to amandacbb.
Wow, your timing is crazy!! I JUST took a week off of Turbofire due to knee issues. I came off of 2 rounds of Insanity, and my knees weren't bad during that, but at some point after week one of Turbofire, my right knee just had it. It swelled up just below the knee cap. It seemed to me like runner's knee which is essentially a swelling of the cartiladge below the knee due to overuse. So, I took a week off, iced my knee every 4 hours for 20 minutes, and wore a brace when I was walking around (although the first 2 days I was off of work just because the schedule worked out that way so I really made a point to stay off of it). I just started up again on Thursday and I bought one of those straps to wear under my knee for extra support. So far so good. My knee still pops a little, but nothing too terrible.
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RE: Knee Problems With TurboFire?
12/23/12 7:04 AM as a reply to Everett9239.
Thanks, guys! Jason, I will definitely try the foam roller. Great tip.
Everett9239, I can't believe your knees were fine through Insanity but not TF... god to know and glad to hear you're feeling better!
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RE: Knee Problems With TurboFire?
12/24/12 11:29 PM as a reply to amandacbb.
I think a lot of it has to with with the fact that Insanity, while it is a lot of jumping, is typically very 'vertical.' You are basically (most of the time) keeping your knees in the same place. In Turbofire, there is a lot of following your body with the punches. UI think I was following my body and twisting at the knee instead of twisting on the balls of my feet. Needless to say I am much more conscious of that now!
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