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I'm only 22 - Why do my knees hurt so badly?? =(
This sounds so silly, like I'm an 80-yr-old arthritic woman or something (no offense to those who are), but after 4 weeks of Insanity, my knees hurt so terribly! I feel like I'm shredding them - any tips?!?!!
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RE: I'm only 22 - Why do my knees hurt so badly?? =(
3/13/10 7:03 PM as a reply to wowohwow.
Well, my suggestion would be take the damn recovery week already and recover lol. But besides that it is really important to be safe when it comes to work outs like p90x and insanity, the way your knees bend, the way you bend, or squat or jump, they all have an effect on it. Jump with your toes and land on your toes, be soft and safe. Less injuries, definitly do the recovery days in between, take sundays off, get lots of sleep and listen to his words and watch him when doing the streching in the begining and in the end both as benefitial at healing and at preventing injuries.

If it gets worst, im afraid to say maybe insanity is just not made for your knees at this stage, you need less intense workouts to build up tolerance then do insanity.
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RE: I'm only 22 - Why do my knees hurt so badly?? =(
3/13/10 7:25 PM as a reply to wowohwow.
I'm about to start the recovery week, so maybe that will help! I think maybe my lunge/squat forms were bad...and I haven't been jumping/landing on my toes - didn't know that was so important! Thanks for the advice emoticon
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RE: I'm only 22 - Why do my knees hurt so badly?? =(
3/14/10 8:37 AM as a reply to wowohwow.
Whaaat ? Always , always jump with your toes and land with your toes, you shouldn't hear anything, you sure as hell are not suppose to hear THUD, THUD, THUD every time you land, this is not a batman sitcom from the 60s, lose the sound effects, Ka-POW.
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RE: I'm only 22 - Why do my knees hurt so badly?? =(
3/28/10 7:15 PM as a reply to capriano.
Haha! emoticon Thanks for that. I've been landing on my toes since your post and the pain has gone down significantly...I feel like a fool now emoticon
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