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Small adjustments
Small adjustments
2/8/13 2:57 AM
Hey guys. Hope everyone is doing well. I actually have a question about minor adjustments during the insanity work out.I've noticed that a few of the work outs involving arm strength in the plank position can be too much for my arms. This is my first round of insanity so I think it's just that my arms aren't strong enough yet. Dring some of these workouts , when my arms are just too tired, I jog in place in order to keep my heart rate up. Is this an appropriate way of completing the workouts until my arms get strong enough? Or does anyone else have an alternative suggestion?
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RE: Small adjustments
2/8/13 6:59 AM as a reply to Alexc516.
That is fine.

You could also do the exercise intermittently, with periods of rest, and then poses. This is similar in concept to doing knee push-ups. You are still working the intended focus area and building your endurance and strength there in the process.

If those are too hard still, try something core centric, like standing knee raises where you squeeze the abs. Drop opposite elbow down while raising up the knee.



Rick
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RE: Small adjustments
2/8/13 7:44 PM as a reply to Alexc516.
That's not a bad option, but if possible, I would say go to your knees and try to do more reps. That will help build your arm strength up.

Tom
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RE: Small adjustments
2/9/13 7:19 PM as a reply to tmuellenberg.
I agree with Tom, and another thing you can do when you get to push ups and have the same issue is to hold plank, go to your knees, or even do a negative where you lower yourself down slowly and if you can get back up go to the ground get back to the start position, and do it again. This will help build up those muscles and before you know it you will be pushing yourself back up.

Justin
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