Just make sure that you don't use weight that is too heavy to start out with until your knee is stronger. Do some proper stretching regularly, and take lunges and things easy, not to deep or fast, and you should be good. Your knee should strengthen and won't twinge so much anymore.
Just be careful, and pay to attention to the pain. Exercise should make you feel tired, and your muscles worked, but it should not hurt you, of course.
Post by andreahope on Dec 29, 2012 11:50:33 GMT -5
Becky.......also make sure you don't extend your knee over your foot or ankle. Your knee should stay above or behind your ankle to protect the knee joint. This is accomplished by placing your lunge foot far enough out and making sure your body movement is more downward rather than forward once you have that front foot positioned. Does that make any sense?
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2012 13:53:12 GMT -5 by andreahope
Post by andreahope on Dec 31, 2012 21:45:57 GMT -5
Oh my......as active as I have been all my life, I just discovered I am a WIMP!! I just did 15 minutes of intense exercise and I am a noodle!! Serene would have had to shut her eyes as I did my girl push-ups. And, all I've been able to use is a 10 pound kettle bell. I think soon I'll be able to graduate to a 15 pound, but I can't believe how weak I got this past year. My chemo nurses did tell me that chemo deteriorates the muscles. I am thankful I am making progress and building strength slowly. This is what I did:
20 tactical lunges 20 hockey lunges 20 one arm bell swings, each side 10 windmills, each side Up to 8 reps girl push-ups in door to floor 10 side/side/front arm extensions 30 seconds Superman 2 minutes kettle bell circle 20 abdominal leg extensions
Normally, I run miles, at a steady pace- about 3-4 miles. On one of the THM's recommendations, I looked up Dr. Mercola's peak 8- and watched a video on "sand sprints". Says you can get a better workout in 20 minutes by sprinting, recover for 90 seconds- do that 8 times. Wow. That was tough! I know it was mentioned in the book too, but the video really helped me understand it better. I will try doing this 2X week. Seems too easy when I'm used to 45 minutes of running, but we'll see what happens. Being a THM is so awesome! Here's the link to the video: fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/videos.aspx
msjongg: Just wondering... Are rice noodles on plan?
Nov 15, 2016 15:37:21 GMT -5
queen: Probably a good idea to start a topic asking about it. Generally, I think they want you to use the whole grains rather than something made from brown rice flour, but maybe there's more to know about it.
Nov 17, 2016 0:11:45 GMT -5
queen: Got a notice that the THM website is having a big cyber-Monday sale and are offering a couple new items. They have also introduced flat rate shipping. Time to stock up on that Gentle Sweet.
Nov 27, 2016 23:40:42 GMT -5
mamaj123: what supplements are recommended on plan? I believe they talk about it in the original book, but I don't have mine right now
Dec 5, 2016 16:50:34 GMT -5
queen: Depends on what you are looking to do. Can you start a topic about it?
Dec 8, 2016 14:15:13 GMT -5
beachmommy: Thank you peacenjoy!
Feb 24, 2017 16:50:25 GMT -5
marmee: Confused about how to ask a question...
Mar 27, 2017 15:22:47 GMT -5
marmee: Sorry to be such an... Older woman but I'm not abl to figure out how to use the forum. I have been able to read a few posts.
Apr 4, 2017 6:40:01 GMT -5
marmee: One question: if I have early morning coffee with coconut oil ( or if I choose cream) are they considered a snack, should I wait 3 hours before eating? If I eat an S meal soon there after am I ok? Would that be a problem if I eat an E meal soon after?
Apr 4, 2017 6:41:55 GMT -5
queen: You can post here if you like. But you can start a post by entering a forum (any of the linked titles above this shouting box). Once you are in the forum, you should see a "Create Thread" link in the title bar. Click that to get a posting screen.
Apr 5, 2017 16:30:19 GMT -5
queen: If you eat an S meal within an hour of your oil/cream coffee, it is all considered the same meal. Otherwise, you need to wait the 3 hours.
Apr 5, 2017 16:31:29 GMT -5
cat31: Is this an active forum? All the posts I see are old.
Apr 25, 2017 9:51:16 GMT -5
queen: There are a few people who check in here and there.
Apr 27, 2017 16:49:41 GMT -5
abbinrmal: Can someone point me to bulk recipe for the trimmacino?
Aug 16, 2017 12:02:42 GMT -5
bfiddles: Can someone tell me what the heck is up this the Membership site? Specifically the menu builder. They made changes and I'm finding it extremely difficult to use! Anyone else? Recipes used to be alphabetical but not anymore. How do you find recipes???
Apr 2, 2018 17:09:40 GMT -5
timberlinemomma: hey is there any favorite NSI sweatpants meals that anyone would like to share? I am a newbie and would like this to be easy peasy no special ingredients other than the things I have in my fridge and cupboards that are on plan but not NSI. Thank you!!
Oct 26, 2018 13:00:17 GMT -5
auntchocolate: I have a question i am still confused about crossover meals how exactly do i incorporate them and how often ?
Dec 2, 2019 1:09:22 GMT -5
queen: If you are in weight loss mode, you avoid them. Maybe throw in one or two a month if you aren't losing well. It can help to shake things up and get losses started again.
Feb 17, 2020 11:06:32 GMT -5