Things are going very well, indeed! Apart from tweaking my good knee -which sometimes gives me the gyp I’ve been progressing. I started the first workout with a combo of 30lb bands for pull exercises and my (can’t recall amounts) 2nd up band from another set; both are red but very different. I couldn’t finish reps with that smaller red one, so I stepped down to the yellow, where I still fatigued.
I’m still using the 30lb pull but I’ve taken a huge step back when I use it. By step back, I mean physically making more distance, therefore more resistance. This is a big improvement! I’m also no longer kneeling but in a one leg lunge when I do it, which means my balance and leg is getting a little work when I’m doing pulls. While the yellow band is still hard, I’m thinking that I may move back to the smaller red one to see if I can keep up with it.
I’m still doing press ups (push ups) from the knee. I hate all the modifications but as the saying goes, wherever you go, is where you are. -huh? Yeah, I think I not only got the saying wrong but it doesn’t exactly fit what I meant
You begin where you are.
My balance is better. This is always a big thing for me. I need better balance and the whole programme works on that but several workouts focus on it.
Even in the yoga workout, I couldn’t stay up with them or complete each segment. Now I can. I’m even doing the bound posture they give and added a bound in another!
I’ve also narrowed down the knee-tweaker to Agility X. It’s not that it’s too ‘much’ leaping, more like too many direction changes and if you’ve done it, you know what I mean: left, right, cross, cross, left, cross, right…or figure 8, forward, backward, change direction figure 8, change direction, change direction, forward, change, figure 8, change, change…The idea is having you LISTEN and react quickly. I’d rather be able to have my knee work for things like sitting, going up stairs and walking. Call me crazy. YES I MODIFIED. I think that I may replace it with another workout or do some leaps but screw the directional changes. If anybody has done it, specific ideas for replacements?
Again, I watched about bunch of stuff this weekend:
- Bad Grandpa: avoid, for the love of all that’s holy
- Shooter: good, Bourne-esqe
- The Returned (French, I’m told an American version is being made called The Resurrected): episode one is all I’ve seen. Good so far. Intriguing.
- Girls: Not for me. I keep hearing good things. We’re 2 episodes in and I feel like it’s a female version of The Hangover. I know everybody is in love with the star / creatrix / producer. I’m not cutting her down. It’s not my thing. I’ll still probably watch the rest of the first series.
The Returned is the most promising and Shooter was trite but well done. I like looking at that Michael Pena.