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by sks24
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 12196

starting out easy after a knee injury

Is there a way to strengthen my thighs and quads without stressing my knees? I'm only just now getting over some patellofemoral pain that began last summer. 14 days ago my pain was at maybe .25 on a scale of 1-10. The pain didn't clear up until I stopped running and doing squats. After stopping thos...
by sks24
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Periodization: general questions, verification.
Replies: 3
Views: 2554

Thanks Ironman & Frogbyte. Mixing things up in a single workout looks interesting, Frogbyte. I do six lifts + abs per workout, but there are days I wish I could split the lifts up over two days. The only thing that makes sense to me is doing all the lifts that significantly involve my back on one da...
by sks24
Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Periodization: general questions, verification.
Replies: 3
Views: 2554

Periodization: general questions, verification.

I'm considering switching from light (10-15 reps / 65% 1RM) medium (7-11/70%) and heavy (5-9/80%) days to a periodization type program. But, before I begin, I want to make sure I have a proper understanding of this regime. I do two full-body lifts a week, each consisting of squats, deadlifts, bench ...
by sks24
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why does it hurt most after NOT using it?
Replies: 4
Views: 3990

Thanks Caangelxox, It's almost certainly the case that these knee issues are flexibility related. This latest injury happened while stepping forward with my right leg, leaning over, picking up an empty bag, and then, while stepping back with that same right leg, I felt a tiny burning sensation on th...
by sks24
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why does it hurt most after NOT using it?
Replies: 4
Views: 3990

why does it hurt most after NOT using it?

Last week I couldn't lift because I was out of town. My left knee, which has been bothering me for about a month now, got very stiff after my fourth day of no lifting. This morning I lifted for the first time in seven days, and now, in the early evening, my knee feels much better than it has since t...
by sks24
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: new program for OOS 48 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 4730

Thank you all very much.

I agree re/ the free weights.

We'll see how it goes!

Again, thanks,
SKS
by sks24
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: knee rehab
Replies: 9
Views: 4731

And I scale between 173 and 177. % body fat on this $50 run-current-through-the-body fat meter is in the 17-19% range. I'm 6'2".
by sks24
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: knee rehab
Replies: 9
Views: 4731

Thank you very much for being willing to consider my case to the extent you have. The Internet - and the people who populate it - are pretty amazing. I knew absolutely nothing about the exercises caangelxox mentioned, and I had to go to youtube to see about all those terms, and also what one could d...
by sks24
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: new program for OOS 48 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 4730

Thanks Dale Current activity levels: No aerobics or strength training. He likes the idea of running - ran in high school - but does nothing now. So maybe I could present him with two extremes. One would be the least he could do and expect gains, and the other would be the most he could do without ov...
by sks24
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: knee rehab
Replies: 9
Views: 4731

My knee is not swollen, btw.
by sks24
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new program for OOS 48 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 4730

new program for OOS 48 year old

This is going to sound like a cliché, but I really do have a friend who's 48, out of shape, and wants to begin a wellness/fitness program. I suggested a membership at the YMCA, and a strength and aerobics program, and I told him I would get back to him with something he could go to his doctor with. ...
by sks24
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: knee rehab
Replies: 9
Views: 4731

Wow!

Thank you all so much for your prompt and comprehensive replies to my questions. I'm going carefully to read over everything you said and sent (the linked-to article, KPj, looks very good). I can't afford a doctor right now, but I don't think this strain is very serious. I have noticed, now that I'm...
by sks24
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: knee rehab
Replies: 9
Views: 4731

knee rehab

Got a question about rehab with a knee strain. On 3/5/09 I strained my knee a bit squatting 140 lbs. Just a little "burning sensation /tinge" really, and, on 3-10, I did 10 reps with 115 lbs, and that with no pain. So I kept upping the weight, and, by 3/30 - 5 lifts later - I was back up to 135lbs o...
by sks24
Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 16255

HLM / ten day cycle

I've been doing fine with the whole body lifts twice a week. And I have light, medium and heavy days in terms of %1RM. But I'm thinking the lifts should go like this: HXXLXXXMXX. Or maybe this: HXXXLXXMXX First of all, that's not too much lifting, is it? And secondly, which of the three lifts should...
by sks24
Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dynamic Stretching Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 5254

Stretching,