Before you think of starting any kind of fitness program you should consult with your doctor no matter if you are a MS patient, have any kind of injury or if you are a fitness junky already. I also visited a Physiotherapist to have my joints, muscle balance and flexibility checked. It will help pinpoint your weaknesses and give you an opportunity to tackle them directly.
However, let no one, EVER, tell you that you can’t do something. NEVER EVER. But listen to the advice given by health specialist carefully and adjust your goals accordingly. Just because you have weak or injured knees doesn’t mean you should not attempt something to start with. There are always methods to adjust and modify workouts to your needs but be careful and mindful to not get injured. I know where I am coming from and I managed to successfully push through my knee problems with some of the most intense workouts by adjusting and learning about how to improve my weaknesses and by listening to other peoples’ advice.
I started Beachbody’s P90X classic routine early last year and finished it three month later according to the schedule with only slight alterations to the program itself because of weak knees. I even switched to the double routine in the 3rd Month to add more intensity. That was three month of 6 days of a mix of strength training, cardio training, Yoga, Kickboxing and stretching.
After this I also graduated with 2 month of Insanity and I am now currently in my second round of P90X:
- 6 days per week I follow the classic P90X schedule as outlined by their plan (it’s not as scary as it looks!)
- Stretching routine to work on my week spots in the morning and before going to bed
- Light jogging if time and weather permits.
- Walk whenever I can (that means I don’t use elevators – every little thing counts in my eyes).
- use Yogaglo.com for at home Yoga classes when I have time in between and to work on my weak areas
- I also own Turbo Fire, Brazil Butt Lift, Asylum (soon) and several Jillian Michael DvDs.