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  • patwillwoo
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    Hey there.

    It's easy to get discouraged when you injure yourself. It's happened to me before. Concur that professional help is the best remedy. Do take care of yourself mentally!

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  • Rathgar
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    Too hard, too much, too soon. Your just body told to that. Thats great news on the ankle, now you can go slow, it will heal. My goto for feet/ankle problems, get them lovely feet outta shit shoes and trainers and onto the ground.
    You clearly have the mojo to work hard and push. But ultimately, but injury free and training consistently will set you up for life.

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  • LongSlowBurn
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    Sorry to hear that! I did a number on my knee last year (and my sister did a number on her foot) and if there's one thing I'd take away from that is that you should see a doctor as soon as possible when dealing with a joint injury. They'll poke, prod, and tell you what exactly is wrong and how bad the problem is, followed by what to do about it. The longer you wait, the worse the situation can become. Failing that, try looking over this.

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/...n_ankle_sprain

    There are a few ankle strengthening exercises in there to start with (GO SLOW!). My worry, though, is that it might not be a sprain and that stretching it the wrong way might make things worse. Suppose you think it's a sprain and it turns out to be a tear? Or a bruised bone? Definitely see a doctor.

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  • Benhart
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    Total failure on total and and cardio blast. Somehow managed to mess up my ankle so the cardio hit a wall. And I've had 2 weeks annual leave and have let total and almost come to a standstill.
    So decided to restart total abs today and leave the cardio till I'm healed .(I might need a Dr appt which aren't easy to get these days ) .
    Any hints for ankle recovery?
    Feel gutted as I've put on the weight I lost and lost my motivation ☚ī¸

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  • LizardFriend95
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    Congrats on finishing Foundation and Core Strength!

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  • Benhart
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    Foundation and core strength complete !!

    Cardio blast and Total Abs start tomorrow đŸ’Ē

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  • quarkmage
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    you have come to the right place! i started here in a very similar situation a few years ago. with Darebee i have done the most exercise and fitness with the least amount of tweaks and injuries, by far!
    i think a great abs starting point is the express abs workout (cant remember just how to make that show up on the comment). start with level-I. once you can do level-III everyday, time to do a harder ab workout.

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  • Benhart
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    Thanks but I'm not doing weights. ... I've had problems with my wrists before that has caused an issue with my ulna nerve. When I've done weights in the past it's aggravated it so I made the decision to solely do bodyweight work.

    I'm thinking 60 days of cardio with abs add-on .

    I'm adding my own push ups and dips for strength on alternative days

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  • LongSlowBurn
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    If you have access to dumbbells, or something you can substitute for them, Express Tone might be a good way to go. If not, Power Up has been pretty brutal for me. It doesn't look it, but holding your arms straight out for 60 seconds is a pretty tough workout.

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  • Benhart
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    I've got 5 days left of foundation and core strength .

    It's going well so far.
    I've taken the odd day off for family reasons / time constraints but feel my body needs the odd day of total rest anyway.

    Anyone got advice on the program to follow next ? I want to start looking now so I can go straight into it

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  • Benhart
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    So after a taking a couple of days off , and then struggling in the mini heatwave, I've decided to restart foundation today , and add back & core .

    I wasn't happy with my initial choice to do more than 1 day at a time and had made the decision to redo foundation when I'd finished it.

    I know I rushed the first few days and sacrificed form for the sake of getting it done .

    So I figure I'm best to start fresh now so I can say I've done a program properly from day 1-30.

    I'm going to slow down and focus on my form .
    I'm going to do a personal before and after pick to see if I can note any changes physically.

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  • Fitter4Life
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    Hi Benhart Great to hear that you are starting your new fitness journey.

    I can empathise totally with your post. I have found that if I schedule in decent rest days and give my body chance to repair/recover, I end up having better quality work outs with better results.

    More isn't necessarily better.

    All the best with your journey.

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  • Benhart
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    Thanks so much for the kind words and support.

    Thanks kandy , I'm definitely going to have a look into the core strength and back and core programs. I think they might be just what I need 👍

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  • kandy
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    I understand, because I also have injuries from too much exercises and improper form.

    My approach is a bit different. I add in new challenges or additional workout on top of a program if I don't feel enough, but I stick with the instruction and never do 2 or 3 days on 1 day. The program is designed to be done with 30 consecutive days so there's really no point in doing 3 days on 1 day.

    I read your question thread. I was to recommend 60 Days of Cardio + core strength or back and core, but then you seemed to have made the decision, so that's nice.

    I think if you have a clear plan with careful progression and dedication, you will get there ultimately. It will even happen faster and make you happier than if you keep being overly ambitious and injure yourself over and over.

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  • Rathgar
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    Start slow, routine and proper form. Good luck, you have got this!
    BTW I'm 43 started darebee in 2016. There have been wonderful changes for me in this time. I feel now I'm connected to my body, but only just beginning to explore its limits.

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