Post # 1
I was interested in the 30-Day Shred, but I just read that even the modified exercises are hard on the knees. I have pretty bad knees, and I prefer not to make them worse or be in pain all the time. Anyone have a joint-friendly suggestion?
Post # 3
You need something low-impact. Have you tried Pilates?
Post # 4
Yoga or Pilates would be my suggestion – Stay away from the Jillian Michaels DVDs until you’ve gained some leg strength to support your knees – she tends to have a lot of jumping/calesthenics in her workouts. I love her, personally, but for bad knees, I wouldn’t recommend.
Post # 5
Bar Method. Its yoga/pilates/dance and the lady who came up with it did it with a physical therapist or something like that. VERY low impact and it works great!
Post # 6
Gaiam puts out a great DVD called “Strong Knees”. It’s a pretty comprehensive lower-body routine that’s actually designed to help with knee pain. I don’t know if I’d call it a workout…it’s actually more like a PT routine. Depending on how bad your knees are, it could be a lifesaver and actually strengthen you up for other routines. I find that the stretch section is particularly helpful.