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Old 01-09-2006, 05:30 PM   #1
janette einardt
 
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I had a total knee replacement and wonder if I should participate. I've been an athlete all my life and this looks like a fantasic and killer workout.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:28 AM   #2
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If it was me I would!
Scale your workouts, start slow on lower body esp. IMO this will do you much more good than leg extensions etc.

Talk to your PT (I assume you have/had one to work on your recovery from the surgery) about the basic movements.

I assume there are other people on the discussion board who have had joint replacements they may be able to give some encouragement.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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HI Craig,

I am very much encoraged especially since I'm feeling the results from yesterday's workout. I will get with my PT regarding the exercises that I'm not sure about. Upper body is no problem except for the fact that I have a long way to go!

This is such a great workout system. I'm trying to convince my sons to do it.

Thanks,

Janette
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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Jannette,
Last Sunday night on Crossfit live someone called Coach with a question regarding their mother having had knee replacement surgery and starting Crossfit. CrossFit live is usually available for download a couple of weeks after airing you can download it and listen to Greg's answer.
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:51 PM   #5
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Jeff,

Will do. Thanks for the info.

Janette
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:15 AM   #6
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I have a massive proximal tibial implant and manage to do most of my workouts (apart from running-which i havent done in about 10 years - always hurt my knees anyhow:-)

I am always amazed at how my right leg (good one) has adapted over the years - it is hugely strong by comparison and copes with the extra demand really well.

I found that my adaptations help me look for variety in exercise in a different way

Push on and the strength you gain will only you serve you for the better.
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:45 AM   #7
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Very encouraging Richard.

The Gauntlet (Stepmill) has become my cardio machine of choice. It is a killer workout and my knee handles it well.

I have not been this pumped up about working out in years!
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:25 AM   #8
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just enjoy it dude!
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