On All Fours - Knees

abnerner Posts: 452 Member

anyway, doing Debbie Sieber's Slim in 6. There are a lot of knee strenuous workouts (lunges, squats, etc). Than she has you do a section called "All Fours" where you are on your knees and hands doing butt exercises. Problem is, between the squats and lunges and than kneeling on all fours (I have hard wood floors but use a yoga mat) my knees really start to hurt. Any suggestion on something I could put under my knees for the all fours section? I tried a towel but it wasn't helping to much.


  • jemd8749
    jemd8749 Posts: 6
    Have you tried stacking two yoga mats? That helps more than a towel for me.
  • celtbell3
    celtbell3 Posts: 738 Member
    I have hardwoods and am religious about yoga. My knees hit the floor alot! I have a very thick yoga mat - runs between $75-$100. Worth it for me. I also use a couple of towels but they are more to keep me from slipping.
  • fannyfrost
    fannyfrost Posts: 756 Member
    Fold over the yoga mat so that you add more padding under the knees. Or use anything to add more padding under you knees when you are all fours. This is the trick they teach you in Yoga class.
  • claudiawat
    claudiawat Posts: 9 Member
    Usually I just double up my yoga mat /fold it over.
  • Melissa22G
    Melissa22G Posts: 847 Member
    Double up a yoga mat- works wonders :)
  • Southernb3lle
    Southernb3lle Posts: 862 Member
    I bought some of the interlocking mats at Sam's to use and it helps a lot!
  • downsizinghoss
    downsizinghoss Posts: 1,046 Member
    kneepads. they aren't just for dates.
  • Ashleyxjamie
    Ashleyxjamie Posts: 223 Member
    kneepads. they aren't just for dates.

  • BeachIron
    BeachIron Posts: 6,490 Member
    This thread was not what I thought it was
  • Mere_Dith
    Mere_Dith Posts: 17 Member
    They make foam kneeling pads for gardeners, you can try that. I know my Father used to use that when he clean the bathtub and said it helped. They probably sell them at home depot.
  • TheRealJigsaw
    TheRealJigsaw Posts: 295 Member
    This thread was not what I thought it was

    I was thinking the same thing.
  • abnerner
    abnerner Posts: 452 Member
    kneepads. they aren't just for dates.