Your Open QuestionShow me another » Did I hurt my knee running? I’m obese 26, 5’11, and 267 pounds. I’m doing insanity (workout program) and now running around my local park. Even though I’ve done insanity in the past when younger, and at a heavier weight, I never had any knee problems or noticed any other health complications. I in fact lost 40 lbs in 2 months. I’m trying insanity again.. And I’ve been forcing myself to do a lot of the jumping! The other day going down some steps I noticed that my right knee was hurting. I paid it no mind.. As it was only when I walked down steps.. My knee never hurt when I walked, run or going up the steps only going down. The next day I went walking w/ my brother for 4.66 miles.. At a 17 min per mile pace. Although I went walking I ended up jogging for 5 mins at a time and running for 1 min straight at a time it’s all I can do.. And 2 days after when I tried doing my insanity workout.. It was so hard to squat or jump up in place.. My knee is killing me! I’m on my 4th week of insanity and do not want to stop the program.. What can I do? I’m ordering knee braces.. I don’t care how overweight I am.. I do not intend on quitting. I will continue.. But I’m scared I’ve messed up my knee and the damage is long term. What to do?? Any input is welcome. Thanks in advance.
This question was not answered by a nutritionist, however another user commented.
STOP the madness! All that jumping around shown in Insanity is not made for people who are really overweight :/ (all the participants in those vids are fit right?) Anyway, when you jump and do all of that high impact activity, you are bringing a lot of unnecessary pressure to joints that aren’t strong enough right now to handle the load. On top of that, if you have never been coached on how to “land” properly then you are just doing more harm than good to your knees AND lower back. I seriously recommend stopping the insanity based workout program. Cardio/plyometrics is only one tool in your war against fat anyway (and not even the most effective tool). Take up strength training and see your results come quicker. No joke. Weight training is not for the guys who want to “bulk up.” It’s for people who want to put on lean muscle boosts your metabolism and burns fat that helps you lose weight faster! One of the best programs I have seen that takes a functional approach to fitness and fat loss (without all the crazy knee breaking activities) is at Core Domination. Check em out => http://coredomination.com