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HELP - Having a really hard time with exercising (can't hold my own weight).

Rannoch3908Rannoch3908 Member Posts: 154 Member Member Posts: 154 Member
So I walk or ride a stationary bike three times a week for 15 minutes.

The other three days a week I try to follow a 15-20 minute workout video on my phone.
But I am running into three issues.
-- There is a lot of getting up and down off the ground which is really hard for me.
-- There is a lot of jumping and squatting - my knees & feet can't handle it - end up with stress fractures afterwards.
-- There is a lot of stuff involving bodyweight - I can't hold myself up to even do knee pushups or planks.

It is discouraging - I am 300lbs which makes a lot of these hard - a 10 minute stretching routine got me winded and tired.

Not sure what to do. I want to get stronger so this isn't an issue one day.

Anyone else run into the same issue.
edited January 15
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  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 6,776 Member Member Posts: 6,776 Member
    Maybe try something like this:
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 23,483 Member Member Posts: 23,483 Member
    Maybe try something like this:

    I LOVE this guy's voice! I'm currently debilitated and can't wait to try it in a day or two.

    My impression from just watching is that @ 75% would indeed be good for beginners but that Pike, Plank, and some of getting up and down variations might be too challenging initially.

    Wall push ups might be a better place to start than plank (but I've never tried Josh's down-only variation)

    https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/wall-pushups
  • netitheyetinetitheyeti Member Posts: 533 Member Member Posts: 533 Member
    I'd try something that's low impact if you're having issues with your joints, maybe low impact standing cardio? low impact isn't necassarily "easy" or low intensity, you'd still be getting a good workout
  • bold_rabbitbold_rabbit Member Posts: 1,044 Member Member Posts: 1,044 Member
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    Crawling is also an excellent full body low impact exercise that can be modified based on ability

    https://www.health.com/fitness/crawling-core-exercise

    I would think this would be hard on your knees, unless maybe if you wear pads.

    And I clicked the link to be sure they meant on hands and knees, aka creeping.
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 1,639 Member Member Posts: 1,639 Member
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    Crawling is also an excellent full body low impact exercise that can be modified based on ability

    https://www.health.com/fitness/crawling-core-exercise

    I would think this would be hard on your knees, unless maybe if you wear pads.

    And I clicked the link to be sure they meant on hands and knees, aka creeping.

    I have seen recommendations to use knee pads.

    I think might be talking local definitions. I've seen using hands and knees and with the knees up and hands and feet making contact referred to as crawling.

    Whatever you want to call it, great functional exercise.
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