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        09-17-2013, 04:51 AM
    Green Broke
    Getting fit and my body keeps breaking!

    Well, I am trying to get fit.

    Anyone who can help me with a programme will be a life savour.

    I am 5ft7 and 127ilbs. I just want to get toned and fit.

    Unfortunately, my body doesn't love me.

    I cycle most days too and from work.. around 4.6km.. to work is uphill and thankfully I get to whizz down hill on the way home!

    I am not riding at the moment unfortunately.

    But I have started running. I love running, but my body fights back.

    I do a good warm up and cool down, running around 3.5 miles (no idea in kms!) in around 37 minutes. Not bad going, and I love my garmin watch.

    But all my old horse injuries are coming back! Having taken a few bumps on my left hip in the past, I can now barely walk! I have been to physio countless times, do all the work, but they just have no interest.

    So, any tips on getting fit without managing to break myself would be great
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        09-17-2013, 10:24 AM
    I'm going to subscribe to this... I have tons of riding injuries that prevent me from working out like a normal person.

    As well, try swimming!
        09-17-2013, 10:32 AM
    Green Broke
    Swimming :S

    No indoor pools around here (and with winter coming, not brave enough to go outside haha) but I am an awful swimmer. I give up after three lengths!

    I am thinking about getting myself in to the physio again, depends on how long this thing in my hip is sore for. If it is longer than a couple of days, will get an app!
        09-17-2013, 10:43 AM
    I am a big yoga person and it has increased my stamina and has really helped my riding. It has also increased my upper body strength. Other than yoga and riding I do walk 1-3 miles a day
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        09-17-2013, 10:44 AM
    Green Broke
    I have never tried yoga, will have a look in to it! Need to try and find classes that speak some English!
        09-17-2013, 10:46 AM
    Jogging can be really hard on your joints. I suggest you begin stretching and strength training where you do small weights lifted multiple times. You can use soup cans in the kitchen bc they are readily available and don't weight much. Stop jogging and just WALK. ALWAYS wear athletic shoes that support and cushion the blow from each foot.
    You will feel a workout most especially 2 days later. Work up to a goal, then plateau there for awhile before you try to move on.
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        09-17-2013, 10:52 AM
    I'll second the walking thing. I like jogging & have done so most of my life, but walking gives much of the benefit with far less stress to joints.
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        09-17-2013, 10:58 AM
    Green Broke
    I do a fair amount of dog walking. We have what is known as 'the ridge' here and its just massive hilly/woody area. So much so you would never get a horse up there!

    I go to a specialist shop to get my feet checked and pay for asics with the instep.. otherwise I run like a duck ;)

    More walking, and cans of beans it is
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        09-17-2013, 11:00 AM
    Daffy Duck yoga is awesome and there numerous benefits. It is not hard on joints and really does build strength
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        09-17-2013, 11:43 AM
    If you can find a hot yoga studio near you - I'd suggest that.

    And also weights and plyometrics.

    Running is not so great for getting fit, IMO and I also find it makes me hurt.

    If your insurance covers it, also check out acupuncture and naturopathic medicine. The only reason I'm currently functional and doing 4+ horses and lessons a day is because of my acupuncturist.
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