tweetledee's Journal, 14 August 2018

learned how to do a squat. lol. my body can't do a full squat. being told you have to do it right or you'll hurt yourself? I'm uncoordinated and have a bum knee, ankle, and hip. so....is it safe to do the best squat I can? knee and toe alignment r ok. back is straight. just can't stoop low. I can get about half way.

Diet Calendar Entries for 14 August 2018:
1518 kcal Fat: 78.54g | Prot: 72.37g | Carb: 146.42g.   Breakfast: Scrambled Egg, Kroger Breakfast Sausage Links, Great Value Deli Sliced Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Nature Made Vitamin C Adult Gummies. Lunch: M&M Meat Shops Italian Sausage & Penne Bowl, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Collard Greens, Neuro Trim. Dinner: Tombstone Original Pepperoni Pizza, Meat Pizza Topping, BodyArmor Lyte Cherry Berry. Snacks/Other: Aquafina Water, Aquafina Water (16.9 oz). more...
4566 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 26 minutes, Squats (Legs) - 15 minutes, Shopping - 47 minutes, Grocery Shopping - 30 minutes, Weight Training (moderate) - 1 hour, Stairs (Climbing Stairs) - 5 minutes, Resting - 12 hours and 57 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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14 Aug 18 by member: keilin-4
That’s awesome! I also have knee/ankle/hip issues at times. I say just go as low as you can while keeping proper alignment to protect your knees. I am all about modification when it’s needed. I also space out certain types of exercises so that I don’t get injured. Keep up the good work! 
14 Aug 18 by member: LeiLei84
as long as your knees dont go past your feet you’re good 
14 Aug 18 by member: cc81004
I do that too. Spacing out what machines I use. I do something that bothers me, I move on to something totally different. The knees going to eventually need surgery. The ankle, being heavy and clumsy has done a number on it. Hip actually pops out of place, sometimes at the most interesting times. Hip abduction, leg curls, and leg press are very bad sometimes on hip and knee. The knee makes the stair stepper impossible. Left shoulder has impingment, told with time, and therapy the shoulder may fix itself, if not surgery. So doing a squat with 20 pounds was a huge win for me. Even if it was a half squat lol. I have inner ear problems,which has caused me to b very clumsy all my life, and throw my weight and being a nurses aid, and home health care aide, lots of wear on the body.  
14 Aug 18 by member: tweetledee
With my knee injury, PT doc said to do them with your back against a wall. It takes the pressure off the knee. 
14 Aug 18 by member: Mjgh06
Hi Tweetledee, Yes. Its perfectly safe to squat. NOBODY has perfect squat form when they first start. Going to full depth is something that will come in time. You mentioned that you already have a bum knee, ankle and hip. The only way those will get better is if you get stronger. Everyone starts somewhere :) Check out Alan Thrall's squat tutorial for some guidance. https://youtu.be/vmNPOjaGrVE 
14 Aug 18 by member: HuFlungFoo
BIKES BIKES BIKES, I blew out my knee - ACL LCL and meniscus- I had crazy instablity and pain after the surgery for several years. I started riding my bike. It was the only thing that helped build strength without the issues that I was getting with the other exercises. Indoor spin bikes, road biking, even casual cruiser biking. It all helped. I am not afraid of my knees like I used to be, and I feel SO much better. Like HuFlungFoo said you HAVE to build strength to support those joints. Once I did that I got my life back. 
14 Aug 18 by member: sbeth654
I have crapola knees too. My stationary bike is my best friend. I'm afraid to squat (but my glutes need it). 
14 Aug 18 by member: SoCalPam
A modified squat is to sit onto a table or high chair. Sit stand sit stand etc. 
15 Aug 18 by member: dottiep98

     
 

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