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February 3, 2013 2:13 AM
Well okay so yesterday i started Level 2 30DS and i couldn't do it, like i seriously struggle with strength and then that leaves my shoulders so weak that i cant even nearly do any of the plank moves, not even the modified ones.
How do i push through this as i saw amazing results from the first 10 days and im worried i wont be able to get the same results if i cant push myself.
Also, how do you guys stop yourself from pain in your knee. Im getting quite bad pain in my left knee, to the point where i cant walk afterwards, however im not getting pain anywhere else. The pain is gone by the morning making me believe its not an injury just really strained muscle after the workout
Im determind to complete this workout and see some of the amazing results in seen everywhere else, especially as ive started to see them myself.
I was thinking of doing one day on one day off etc to give my body a chance to heal after each workout as its getting so much more tough. Will i still see the same results with this sort of regeim? Also, what sort of exercises could i do on my "off days" to keep up the fitness and exercise? I was thinking of doing JM banish fat boost metabolism on my off days, is this a good idea?
Thankyou and sorry for all the questions, i am a newbie to exercise as you can see :)
February 3, 2013 3:49 AM
February 3, 2013 6:24 AM
February 3, 2013 6:41 AM
Hi Kaytee,

I can try to answer 1 or 2 of your questions here. First off you should know that I have no Idea what 30 DS is, I have never tried it, but I can offer some advice on the knee pain and rest days for your workouts.
I have a lot of experience with knee pain.

Knee pain can be caused by many things,bad form, not enough warm-up, injury, etc. If you are experiencing the same kind of pain after each workout, but not when you do other things, you should try to focus on your form during your exercise, Perhaps you are putting unnecessary stress on ligaments that shouldn't be involved in the workout. You can wrap your knees prior for extra stability while you exercise. The sell knee wraps in any sports store. After you workout, Ice them done and rest. Make sure that you warm-up your body BEFORE you start stretching. Stretching cold muscles can cause injuries. So 5 minutes of cardio first, get your heart pumping and legs moving, then stretch.

As far as rest days: LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. If you are too tired to workout, then rest. If you are a little sore and don't feel like it one day, push through and get your exercise in. However, if you are so burned out and tired that you will sacrifice form and technique just to get through the workout, you are risking pulled muscles and injury to your joints, so take the day off or do something low impact like walking.

Hope this helps.
February 3, 2013 7:03 AM
thankyou so much

the knee pain has really been holding me back so i will be trying your tips out tonight to see if that helps! :)
February 3, 2013 7:06 AM
Being sore is good, being in pain isn't. If you knee is really causing you pain, you need to take a break and let it heal. I'm guessing that your form may be off? Idk if lvl 2 has squats in them, but w/o proper form, they can cause knee pain.
February 3, 2013 7:08 AM
Yeah i know what you mean hun
Its weird cause it doesnt hurt while im doing the shred its just after
I think ill take some time out to look over the squats etc before i actually start to make sure im doing them properly
February 3, 2013 7:10 AM
I second that, make sure you warming up properly, stretch afterwards and ice is definately the key to any muscle/tendon injury! Ice pack (flexible ones preferably) for 20 mins
February 3, 2013 7:29 AM

Yeah i know what you mean hun
Its weird cause it doesnt hurt while im doing the shred its just after
I think ill take some time out to look over the squats etc before i actually start to make sure im doing them properly

Try warming up and see if it helps. I only point out the squats, because that was my issue when I started doing the shred. I have to remember to focus my weight on my heels, which I was never doing.
February 3, 2013 7:36 AM
ahhh i seee ive been focusing the weight on the front of my foot, doh!
how important are the strength exercises? Im so sore after doing them that i cant do the rest x
February 3, 2013 8:09 AM
I've had problems with my knees since a bout with lyme disease several years ago. Sometimes they ache for no reason and they are def. sensitive to the 30DS. I modify the exercises to skip a lot of the intensive impact stuff (do skaters instead of high knees, for example) and pay attention to making sure my butt goes back and my weight is in my heels on all squats. You want your knees to be lined up with your feet, you do not want knees further forward than feet.

For the strength stuff... I lack upper body strength in a huge way. I completed the shred last week and even after L4 I can only do girl push-ups or a few real ones. I would say do the easiest forms, or do wall push ups until you get stronger, or do fewer reps, or all of the above.

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