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Help finding the next workout due to injuries
Hey everyone!
I started doing P90X and Insanity at the same time, doing a hybrid of both 2.5 months ago,
5-6 times a week (high intensity).
Since then I lost 16kg from 95 to 79, to 16% body fat.
Best shape in my life!

Since I started month 3, I began to have some injuries.
Started with stress fracture in my right leg, leaving me doing only P90X, which is still great.
Last week I started getting the feeling like a beginning of a hernia, and two days ago my back started to hurt alot.
So I stopped now, not knowing what to do next, and I don't really remember how it is having 3 days in a row without exercising insanity/p90x.
I'm desperate to workout already and I thought to myself that if I want to have something ongoing I'd have to change my workout routines, maybe do less, like 3 times a week of insanity and next week 3 times of p90x on very low intensity, just to do something with myself.
My injuries are frustrating me and I'm afraid that if I'd continue like I used to for another 2 months my body is going to break.

Please, I would like any advice, tips, new workouts, etc to keep me going.
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RE: Help finding the next workout due to injuries
12/24/12 7:27 AM as a reply to gilbar1.
I would get your conditions evaluated by a professional. Hernia's and back injuries are no fun, but you'll just be in worse shape if there is something more serious going on and you keep trying to workout.

Aside from that, I would say really double check all your form doing the workouts. I've been doing Insanity/Asylum/X/X2 for a year and have been fortunate enough to not have any injuries. I'm about 95% convinced it's because I put form above all. Sometimes I crap out hard on certain moves on some days, but my form is good for what I do, and I don't get hurt.

And to sort of reiterate what i said at the beginning, don't rush back into it to quickly. Make sure you are fully well and then get at it.
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RE: Help finding the next workout due to injuries
12/24/12 7:44 AM as a reply to gilbar1.
gilbar1:
Hey everyone!
I started doing P90X and Insanity at the same time, doing a hybrid of both 2.5 months ago,
5-6 times a week (high intensity).
Since then I lost 16kg from 95 to 79, to 16% body fat.
Best shape in my life!

Since I started month 3, I began to have some injuries.
Started with stress fracture in my right leg, leaving me doing only P90X, which is still great.
Last week I started getting the feeling like a beginning of a hernia, and two days ago my back started to hurt alot.
So I stopped now, not knowing what to do next, and I don't really remember how it is having 3 days in a row without exercising insanity/p90x.
I'm desperate to workout already and I thought to myself that if I want to have something ongoing I'd have to change my workout routines, maybe do less, like 3 times a week of insanity and next week 3 times of p90x on very low intensity, just to do something with myself.
My injuries are frustrating me and I'm afraid that if I'd continue like I used to for another 2 months my body is going to break.

Please, I would like any advice, tips, new workouts, etc to keep me going.


First find out what is wrong with you. If you have any real damage, working out more without knowing what is wrong is potentially dangerous.

If you have an actual stress fracture, then you should not be exercising on it. Likewise, if you have a hernia, doing forward bends is not a good plan. Same goes for back pain.

Go to the doctor, get checked out, and then you can make a plan. The best workout is the one that will help, not harm, your body. If it means taking time off, then that is what you must do. Anything else and you can end up with permanent injuries.

Brian
P90X Certified
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