Exercise modifications for people with knee pain and postpartum?
I am starting a HIIT class for moms? I am planning on doing timed intervals and running through a series of exercises, ie. push ups, burpees, jump squats, etc. but I need a pocket full of modification exercises for those that may have need injuries or just getting back to exercise after having a baby. Any ideas????
Aside from that, I'm sure that you could find some articles on this site regarding postpartum training. I am no expert in this area, so I will defer to others for specific advice in this area.
As you increase intensity those who need it can go back to the basic move
It depends on how you're going to do your intervals also.
Take the jump out of the jump squats for those with knee issues for instance.
Wish me luck :)
I notices that you are or were previously certified through the ACSM. The ACSM provides a lot of good evidence-based scientific research on your question.
Have you ever considered using their research to locate your answer. Somehow, I feel it would serve you much better than any one of us giving you the answer.
I wish you the best on with your boot camps.
I like to go into a class with the basic moves and more advanced at the ready. The fun part is being challenged to think on our feet during classes to help everyone in their own fitness level.
The new mother feels motivated to run and jump until the body says differently; go with the flow and have fun.
I always show the exercise and then show a modification if the exercise is too difficult, as well as if it is too easy. Then they can choose their own intensity. In moms that are currently pregnant, at different points in their pregnancy, we start eliminating certain exercises (twisting, anything on their back or stomach, etc). I also make sure there are numberous stops for water and for them to catch their breath. Remember, this population is returning to fitness, so their needs are different.
Good luck! Its great to see the changes these moms make!