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Insanity on Carpet vs. hard floor/ start over??
Two questions here:

I workout in a small room on the side of my house with thick carpet, thinking it would be easier on my joints- but have noticed a lot of lower back pain as I do power squats, frog jumps, basketball drills, and anything "bending over", etc...could this be related to the surface?? is my body absorbing too much impact b/c i'm not on a harder surface? i notice in the video they are in a gym.

other question: I have been slacking with my diet and took off a few days in the workout sequence....would there be anything wrong with starting over (thus extending my total time in month one to 6 weeks?) I realize it is meant to follow a specific progression and don't want to end up putting extra stress on my joints, etc. by doing this program for longer than it's designed for.

Thoughts?
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RE: Insanity on Carpet vs. hard floor/ start over??
3/7/10 1:31 PM as a reply to arod8.
I started my insanity and slacked off from lack of motivation so I started again. Now I am even more motivated to make it through the program because I don't want to fail this time. Don't know what is really right to do with the program but thought I would tell you what I did and it seems to work for me.
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RE: Insanity on Carpet vs. hard floor/ start over??
3/7/10 4:26 PM as a reply to MotherX2.
thanks....I also would like to do the program through and through "whole heartedly" :-)
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RE: Insanity on Carpet vs. hard floor/ start over??
3/7/10 4:53 PM as a reply to arod8.
arod8:
Two questions here:

I workout in a small room on the side of my house with thick carpet, thinking it would be easier on my joints- but have noticed a lot of lower back pain as I do power squats, frog jumps, basketball drills, and anything "bending over", etc...could this be related to the surface?? is my body absorbing too much impact b/c i'm not on a harder surface? i notice in the video they are in a gym.

other question: I have been slacking with my diet and took off a few days in the workout sequence....would there be anything wrong with starting over (thus extending my total time in month one to 6 weeks?) I realize it is meant to follow a specific progression and don't want to end up putting extra stress on my joints, etc. by doing this program for longer than it's designed for.

Thoughts?


Hi, there...

For the life of me, I can't understand how they're doing the vids on a hard floor. That would just kill my joints. Most likely if U are having som pain, ur form may not be good. Doing the workouts on a hard floor would add MORE impact to ur body, not less.

If U only missed one or two workouts, I would say to NOT start over. A few missed workouts won't hurt 'ya. As U mentioned, starting the week over unneccessarily will prolong the program longer than it was intended to be.

With the jumps, U need to be not leaning over, which can be challenging if ur not used to it, and especially when ur tired, as ur form tends to go south. Also..U need to be pushing off on ur heels and landing on ur toes with ur back up, NOT bending or leaning over.

Hope this helps!

~Coach LeeiaL
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RE: Insanity on Carpet vs. hard floor/ start over??
3/7/10 9:45 PM as a reply to arod8.
arod8:
Two questions here:

I workout in a small room on the side of my house with thick carpet, thinking it would be easier on my joints- but have noticed a lot of lower back pain as I do power squats, frog jumps, basketball drills, and anything "bending over", etc...could this be related to the surface?? is my body absorbing too much impact b/c i'm not on a harder surface? i notice in the video they are in a gym.

other question: I have been slacking with my diet and took off a few days in the workout sequence....would there be anything wrong with starting over (thus extending my total time in month one to 6 weeks?) I realize it is meant to follow a specific progression and don't want to end up putting extra stress on my joints, etc. by doing this program for longer than it's designed for.

Thoughts?


i workout in either my basement (carpeted) or garage (hard surface) i actually don't notice the difference on my joints... the only thing i do notice is i get carpet burn when doing planks and such in the basement. i actually prefer the hard surface, but i guess it really depends what you're more comfortable with. and i agree, don't start over. just jump right back into it and keep pushing hard.
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RE: Insanity on Carpet vs. hard floor/ start over??
3/8/10 1:12 PM as a reply to diice.
thanks...i will stay where I am in the workout series and in terms of location in my house!

Also I will try to focus on landing while staying straight UP and not while bent over...though I feel like I am doing it the same way they are in the video. I may also start trying to do the workouts at 5 pm when my body is more warmed up.
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RE: Insanity on Carpet vs. hard floor/ start over??
3/8/10 1:14 PM as a reply to leeial.
leeial:
arod8:
Two questions here:

I workout in a small room on the side of my house with thick carpet, thinking it would be easier on my joints- but have noticed a lot of lower back pain as I do power squats, frog jumps, basketball drills, and anything "bending over", etc...could this be related to the surface?? is my body absorbing too much impact b/c i'm not on a harder surface? i notice in the video they are in a gym.

other question: I have been slacking with my diet and took off a few days in the workout sequence....would there be anything wrong with starting over (thus extending my total time in month one to 6 weeks?) I realize it is meant to follow a specific progression and don't want to end up putting extra stress on my joints, etc. by doing this program for longer than it's designed for.

Thoughts?


Hi, there...

For the life of me, I can't understand how they're doing the vids on a hard floor. That would just kill my joints. Most likely if U are having som pain, ur form may not be good. Doing the workouts on a hard floor would add MORE impact to ur body, not less.

If U only missed one or two workouts, I would say to NOT start over. A few missed workouts won't hurt 'ya. As U mentioned, starting the week over unneccessarily will prolong the program longer than it was intended to be.

With the jumps, U need to be not leaning over, which can be challenging if ur not used to it, and especially when ur tired, as ur form tends to go south. Also..U need to be pushing off on ur heels and landing on ur toes with ur back up, NOT bending or leaning over.

Hope this helps!

~Coach LeeiaL


LeeiaL--
you mean with all the jumping (globe jumps, basketball drills, etc) no leaning over until I've landed?? I am trying to picture it emoticon
thanks for the heads up
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RE: Insanity on Carpet vs. hard floor/ start over??
3/8/10 4:15 PM as a reply to arod8.
arod8:
leeial:
arod8:
Two questions here:

I workout in a small room on the side of my house with thick carpet, thinking it would be easier on my joints- but have noticed a lot of lower back pain as I do power squats, frog jumps, basketball drills, and anything "bending over", etc...could this be related to the surface?? is my body absorbing too much impact b/c i'm not on a harder surface? i notice in the video they are in a gym.

other question: I have been slacking with my diet and took off a few days in the workout sequence....would there be anything wrong with starting over (thus extending my total time in month one to 6 weeks?) I realize it is meant to follow a specific progression and don't want to end up putting extra stress on my joints, etc. by doing this program for longer than it's designed for.

Thoughts?


Hi, there...

For the life of me, I can't understand how they're doing the vids on a hard floor. That would just kill my joints. Most likely if U are having som pain, ur form may not be good. Doing the workouts on a hard floor would add MORE impact to ur body, not less.

If U only missed one or two workouts, I would say to NOT start over. A few missed workouts won't hurt 'ya. As U mentioned, starting the week over unneccessarily will prolong the program longer than it was intended to be.

With the jumps, U need to be not leaning over, which can be challenging if ur not used to it, and especially when ur tired, as ur form tends to go south. Also..U need to be pushing off on ur heels and landing on ur toes with ur back up, NOT bending or leaning over.

Hope this helps!

~Coach LeeiaL


LeeiaL--
you mean with all the jumping (globe jumps, basketball drills, etc) no leaning over until I've landed?? I am trying to picture it emoticon
thanks for the heads up


Hi, there..I mean like Shaun T. says, U need to keep ur chest up and butt back, knees over ankles. It takes some time to get the form right, and not to pitch forward too much.

~Coach LeeiaL
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