Monday, June 11, 2012

My Knee~ Setbacks and Frustrations

I've been modifying the lower body exercises in my training program to compensate for my right knee because it's not 100% (I'm not sure it will ever be) because I don't want to set myself back.  So what did I do, I set myself back.  Wednesday's workout, I pushed myself a little too hard on the squats and lunges and ended up hobbling to the Chiropractor on Thursday.  I had to take Friday off from the gym to heat and rest my leg.

I was able to do the yard sale on Saturday, which was pretty successful.  The clean out went well, sold quite a few things and donated the rest.  It was a beautiful day to sit out side and chat with the shoppers.   I rested yesterday and  my leg is feeling better today.  This morning I hit the gym for my last workout but under the advisement of Dr. Melodi, no squats, no lunges.  Step ups are fine as long as the bench isn't too high, donkey kicks in place of the squats and machine leg curls in place of squats.  As little impact to the right knee as I can manage.  

I finished off the bast phase of the Fit Female program, I'm pleased with that.  I'm going to take advantage of my four personal training sessions before moving on to the next phase.  I'm hoping I can learn some other ways to work my lower body without putting too much strain on my knee.  As frustrated as I am about my knee, something is better than nothing.  Any time spent of physical activity to the best of my ability is better than sitting on the sofa! 


  1. I am sorry to hear about your knee. Have you asked the doc about trying either rail squats (holding onto a bar while squatting) or pliet squats? Those put much less pressure on the knees, but still works out the quads a glutes.

  2. I was already doing rail squats and rail lunges and still overdid it. :/