Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bad Knees

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Bad Knees

    I was wanting advice on some t-tapp moves and bad knees. I've noticed that my knees are starting to hurt again and sometimes my lower back (small of the back to hip area to around the tail bone area) hurts also, not all the time after a t-tapp workout.

    Any advice on moves like plies, lunge sequence, etc?

    I would deeply appreciate the help.






  • #2
    Hi Brenna,
    It is hard to fix without seeing your form, butt I would suspect that you are losing shoulder hip alignment and butt tuck (thus the low back pain) . If your shoulders are in front of your hips you would then be putting stress on your knees causing knee pain.

    What workouts have you done this past 3 weeks?

    Michelle Barbuto
    Senior T-Tapp Trainer
    www.fitwithsix.com






    sigpic

    Michelle Barbuto RN - Specializing in Physical Rehab Nursing
    (`*.Master T-Tapp Trainer, Trainer Mentor,
    Mommy Fitness Trainer, Forum Moderator
    .*)

    WEBSITE:
    http://fitwith6.com
    EMAIL: michelle@t-tapp.com


    My Results using T-Tapp -->> Click Here

    Become a T-Tapp Trainer --> TnT Mentor

    Find me on Facebook!
    Follow me on Twitter
    Connect on Pinterest

    Comment


    • #3
      Basic 15Plus, Total Workout, SATI, extra moves like Hoe Downs, Awesome Legs, Diva Derriere, OIP, HF, Elevators





      Comment


      • #4
        I want you to focus on form in the instructional 1 this week, if you have a mirror pay particular attention to shoulder hip alignment.

        Michelle Barbuto
        Senior T-Tapp Trainer
        www.fitwithsix.com






        sigpic

        Michelle Barbuto RN - Specializing in Physical Rehab Nursing
        (`*.Master T-Tapp Trainer, Trainer Mentor,
        Mommy Fitness Trainer, Forum Moderator
        .*)

        WEBSITE:
        http://fitwith6.com
        EMAIL: michelle@t-tapp.com


        My Results using T-Tapp -->> Click Here

        Become a T-Tapp Trainer --> TnT Mentor

        Find me on Facebook!
        Follow me on Twitter
        Connect on Pinterest

        Comment


        • #5
          Hi Brenna,

          I agree with Michelle. Shoulder to hip alignment makes a big difference in your results. If you are not maintaining it you can start to experience other problems with the workout. Remember to just do what you can. Even if you don't do all the reps or have to take an extra water break, its ok. You will make progress with the workout and eventually be able to do all the reps with excellent form.

          For Plies: Instead of doing the up and down motion with the lower body on the exercise Plies you are going to be holding what we call a "Plie Squat". You should hold the Plie Squat until you think you are ready to move onto a regular Plie. You are still going to continue with the regular Plie arm movements, but you are going to concentrate on keeping the muscles around the top of your spine and shoulders tight (as if a pencil was between the shoulder blades).

          So... to get into a Plie Squat you will place your heels right underneath your armpits. Your feet are at a 45-degree angle (it is not necessary to have a greater angle like a ballet dancer). Begin to get into the squat by tucking your butt. This butt tuck is a full pelvic tilt forward - you should be able to feel your hip ball attachments activate. Now, you will try to go down into a squat by twisting your knees out further and further until you reach the squatting position. Your weight should be on the outside edge of your feet. HOLD YOUR SQUAT! Now tighten the muscles in the upper back and start doing the arm movements. Maintaining the shoulder to hip alignment is extremely important on this exercise. Remember to do what you can and you will get results in your lower body by holding the Plie Squat.

          For Lunges: You do not have to completely omit the lunge sequence and you can do the side lunges and front lunges. You do not have to do the drop lunges. Make sure that you are doing knee to the little toe BUT when you push your knee to the little toe try and focus to push that knee 1 inch past the little toe. You may not be there yet, but go to your personal max.

          Also, do not lean towards the knee during lunges, instead lean away from the knee. Do not overextend either. Meaning make sure that when you are in your lunge your knee does not extend past the ankle. This will take the tension off of your knee, which allows you to rehabilitate it and avoid injury.

          Are there any other moves that you have trouble with? Feel free to call me at the office to review this material. Hope it helps!

          Casey
          T-Tapp Staff & TNT
          Tampa, Florida





          Casey Ellis
          Former T-Tapp Employee, 1997-2011

          Read My T-Tapp Fitness & Food Blog: Foodie In Motion
          Follow me on Twitter & Facebook!

          "Exercise is your king, and nutrition is your queen. Together they create your fitness kingdom." -- Jack LaLanne (RIP)

          Comment


          • #6
            Casey,

            What an awesome explaination of Plie Squat, I actually got up, tried it and felt it in my legs. Although I have to say I have no idea if I could hold that even for as long as the MORE DVD allows. I really felt it in my hip joints. THANK YOU!!!

            Anna -UT
            'This IS good for me...This IS good for me...'

            Wife to Andy
            Mother/Step-mom to Shaylee(17),Zachary(14),Joey(11), Ammon(8)and Reilly(7)





            Anna -UT
            I WILL be a success story!!!
            Wife to Andy
            Mother/Step-mom to<font color=\"violet\"> Shaylee</font id=\"violet\">(19),<font color=\"blue\">Zachary</font id=\"blue\">(15),<font color=\"violet\">Joey</font id=\"violet\">(12), <font color=\"blue\">Ammon</font id=\"blue\">(9)and <font color=\"blue\">Reilly</font id=\"blue\">(8)

            Comment


            • #7
              Hi Anna,

              I'm glad I could help! You can try to hold the squat for the first two arm sequences on Plies, (1) cross in front and pull/cross in front and up and (2) the pull/up/down/and up. Then add the Plie legs back in for the last two arm sequences, (1) in/outs and (2) up/half/in/outs. BUT make sure you are really focusing on shoulder to hip alignment, keeping the butt tucked and lower body muscles tight throughout the entire exercise.

              Happy Friday!

              Casey
              T-Tapp Staff & TNT
              Tampa, Florida





              Casey Ellis
              Former T-Tapp Employee, 1997-2011

              Read My T-Tapp Fitness & Food Blog: Foodie In Motion
              Follow me on Twitter & Facebook!

              "Exercise is your king, and nutrition is your queen. Together they create your fitness kingdom." -- Jack LaLanne (RIP)

              Comment


              • #8
                Brenna

                I don't know what most people consider bad knees, but I broke my right kneecap into three pieces five years ago. I could only stand the pins and wire (crazy eight shape over the top of my kneecap just under the skin) in my knee for 4 months before I demanded it be taken out. I was left with a very weak stiff knee and bursitis on the outer part of leg. I've always been an avid nordic tracker and walker, always had stairs to go up and down and then there was, of course, traditional physical therapy to get me back in shape. But it always hurt and my right quad has always looked smaller than my left , no matter what. After 5 months of the total workout, finally, finally, I can walk up and down stairs without wincing, jump, run, play volleyball with my 13 year old daughter and not be in pain. But...............it has taken 5 months to get here and there were times especially during that set of hoedowns right after arms, I was sure I was screwing it up worse than it was before, but no, that was just all the muscles, ligaments and tendons getting pushed, pulled and prodded back into shape. I'm usually just a reader, because you can bet I have been reading as much as I can about everything I can here. And this is the first place I got a really practical doable approach to getting my leg back into shape. I don't even dread doing lunges anymore. The advise given here by these gals is incredible. I just wanted you to know my story. One thing I really had to knock into my head was that I didn't need to do something every single day. I thought I had to do the total workout every other day after my 4 day bootcamp, plus do the basic on off days and I never really took a day off. I found out fast I couldn't do that, my body needed those days to recover and then I could go and do the total to the best of my ability and really do well. That's when I really started to enjoy the workouts because they are mentally as well as physically stimulating. I just think thread the needle is blast! Another thing I've learned to do is keep a fan blowing on me at all times. Makes it much more enjoyable when there isn't sweat running into your eyes. Sorry so long...........


                Laurie





                Laurie Mikus

                Comment


                • #9
                  Thanx Lorie. Maybe thats it, the muscles are just sore from getting it together. My right knee hasn't felt better since I tried squatting when I was 6 months pregnant with twins (Don't Ask). And now they'll be 1 1/2 in the middle of October. Maybe its just the muscles.

                  Thanx so much for your knee story.





                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Should I even try the bun blaster move with my bad knees? I should also add that I hurt my knees when I was 6 months pregnant with twins.

                    any more advice?

                    I know I can't bend as far in the lunges and other moves. I feel it on the days I don't work out - my knees are in such pain.

                    Any advice?





                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Hi Brenna,

                      For now you can skip Bun Blasters. I think that if you focus on isolating the lower body during Plies, that you will be able to gain more strength in the knees. Also, applying the KLT technique while you walk and stand throughout the day can make a difference. Basically, you just need to go to your personal max. Bend as deep as YOU can. Keep the form as best as you can. Keep moving forward with your workout schedule and you will start to notice that your knees are stronger and don't hurt as much or often. Let me know if you have questions about specific exercises. Thank you!

                      Casey
                      T-Tapp Staff & TNT
                      Tampa, Florida





                      Casey Ellis
                      Former T-Tapp Employee, 1997-2011

                      Read My T-Tapp Fitness & Food Blog: Foodie In Motion
                      Follow me on Twitter & Facebook!

                      "Exercise is your king, and nutrition is your queen. Together they create your fitness kingdom." -- Jack LaLanne (RIP)

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I'm 'kneeing' in here... last week i began a series of self-defense classes, the first time in ... ever doing this, but after a knee injury, honestly never thought i would be able to even consider doing something this aggressive & physically demanding...well... i start & finish w/More basic, & since 3/03 can probably count a couple of dozen B/R workouts other than going to brngckn's clinics every month. More rehabbed my knee. I'm almost ready to consider becoming a trainer-in-training for this as so many people i work with & come in contact with complain about their joints, & many of them are women-of-size, struggling with issues that i usually associate with people of greater age. This workout just makes sense & all the posts over the past couple of years attest to its efficacy.

                        one of the best supplement combos that i truly feel has enhanced my results is teresa's recommendation of alfalfa, cellfood, extra MSM & following a more GM/MM food plan which has reduced acidity along with CRT. the price points for me are higher than i'd prefer, but i consider them my 'meds' & they're way cheaper than a lot of other pain killers, & they contribute to flexibility. Castor oil packs are another simple & effective addition to healing, as are epsom salt baths. i've yet to try DMSO but it is another possibility for reducing pain & increasing the uptake of healthy oils & herbals from the outside it.


                        I can now do lunge-walking the T-Tapp way, often 'forget' not to run up & down stairs, & who'd a thunk i'd be clumsy enough to get gloves on & actually make an impression on a black-belt dude whose belt buckle is at my eye level... i am flailing around to be sure, but... in less than 4 workouts, the master teacher started deliberately having us do positions on both sides, that is, switching from just using one side of the body to alternating, as he saw me trying to offset overtraining one side & wanting to prevent favoring the rehabbed side; i'm cautious, having learned going to my max is smart, not wimpy.



                        keep movin'..the path shows up behind you...





                        sometimes in, sometimes out, always moving round about.... :: )))))))))))))))))))))) !!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          You've been getting some GREAT advise. I had arthoscopies on both knees and the advise Casey gave you is the routine adjustments I was given and it really, really helped me (have very strong quads now). It does take time for your ol' knees to come around. But these gals know what they are all about!! Good luck! We will all be pulling for you!





                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I'm happy that it helped you with your knees. Thanks for sharing!

                            Casey
                            T-Tapp Staff & TNT
                            Tampa, Florida





                            Casey Ellis
                            Former T-Tapp Employee, 1997-2011

                            Read My T-Tapp Fitness & Food Blog: Foodie In Motion
                            Follow me on Twitter & Facebook!

                            "Exercise is your king, and nutrition is your queen. Together they create your fitness kingdom." -- Jack LaLanne (RIP)

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X