Need Help

Discussion in 'Training Information' started by Adamvilla, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. Adamvilla

    Adamvilla

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    Need some help or maybe someone in similar situation to me.

    Basically all the years of sport have caught up with me and I now suffer from severe arthritis in my hips and knees. With lockdown and eating shite and not doing much I piled on some weight.

    What training regime can I do that doesn’t involve my knees. Squats are out of the question as my legs would give way. Really a part from swimming which we can’t at the moment what upper body exercises can I do to lose weight. I’ve never really done weight training as I was active enough in sports not too.

    Help a guy out get back on track.
     
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  2. Sjundea

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    Not too difficult to type upper body workout into YT or Google or this forum and find this info.

    But here you go.

     
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  3. Greedy Ben

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    You need to sort your eating and diet out firstly.
    Less weight - less strain on knees.
    Just do as much walking as possible and train your upper body for the time being.
    Try something like supplement needs joint support too.
     
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  4. Adamvilla

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    Thanks for the info. Will this help me lose weight bearing in mind I know nothing of weight training and never done it. Never been to a public gym:sad: all I’ve ever done is football and running.

    I’ve cut out the sugary drinks and trying to just drink water. Is there any other supplements I should be taking? Never had to diet before but with lockdown I’ve been eating shite and drinking quite a bit (helps with the pain and sleeping).

    I’m a complete newbie to this
     
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  5. pooley1810

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    You really need to sort your diet issues as well as becoming more active
    Start by simply cutting out all junk food/drinks/alcohol
    You don't need to be on a diet specifically to begin with
    Find activities that you enjoy and that you are able to do without causing pain
    Cycling is low impact on your knees and can be done at home on a static bike in front of the TV or outside enjoying whats around you
    You can train at home
    Google upper body home workout
    There's lots you can do with just bodyweight exercises
     
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  6. Greedy Ben

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    Write out an average days eating.

    Also weight and height.
     
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  7. Adamvilla

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    Hi mate sorry for long delay.

    Started my eating as follows.
    2 eggs scrambled brown toast no butter or milk.

    Tin baked beans

    80g of each broccoli carrots green beans
    100g brown rice
    240g chicken.

    Snacks
    protein shake
    Tin of tuna
    Banana
    2 cups of tea 1 sugar in each

    5’10 Monday was 22st 2lbs
     
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  8. Sjundea

    Sjundea Top Contributor

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    Is thay legit as that's absolutely nothing and to be 22stone you're eating a diet that would have me (7 stone lighter) in starvation mode so to speak.
     
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  9. Adamvilla

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    Does say started my eating. Before was anything goes fry ups and a lot beer. Think I was still thinking could eat anything and not put on weight like when I was younger
     
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  10. Jamesalan

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    I have psoriatic arthritis myself that I got at 19. By chance have you figured out which form of arth it is that you have? Bloods can sort out what type it is.

    If it's RA or PSA it can be sorted out I take humira injections every month and yes as mentioned lowering weight and stress on joints is very important.

    Look into osteo bi flex and other things that will help the joints as well. If it's PSA or Ra you need to be taking folic acid as well.
     
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