Seems to me it's more important to get in a workout that doesn't hurt you than to force your way through something! I'd say you were being smart, and how often am I going to say that about a training decision you make yourself? ;-)
Listen to Cristina! If you have injuries you can make them worse by trying to do stuff your body doesn't want to do (you know that).
I have lots of thngs in Pilates I have to modify and am happy that our instructor understands that and offers those adaptions.
Crossfit and Freeletics seem to me to be designed by the young and healthy for the young and healthy. No one but you can judge what your particularly body can accomplish.
You can modify the workouts with distances in the app, by selecting the 2x2 version. I agree modifying the pikes sounds like the way to go. Sometimes that thing says 100 burpees and I modify it by clicking "finish week." :)
I've looked at videos of burpees and don't think I could do a whole one (much less 100). When I was 10-15, yeah sure (we did something called squat-thrusts; burpees add a push-up?)....
Becky, that sounds like a great finish! :-)
In training, pain is your friend -- it tells you when to back off. In competition, well, that's another story ...
Cristina called me smart! #lifegoal
Becky, I couldn't find the 2x2 option. I figured I was bright enough to come up with my own version, but all these modifications are totally going to screw with the magic-points. What are the points for, exactly? Can they be redeemed for an ice cream?
In all seriousness, the reason I'm doing this silly Freeletics thing is because I need some motivation to do strength, and it's providing that. So, if I'm modifying exercises, that's cool for all the reasons you smart people listed, and also because I've already achieved the goal of the day, which was to get down and do some strength. Woo! (my type A personality just doesn't like it when I consciously veer from the prescribed path).
When you're in the app and looking at the steps for the workout, there is a little 2x2 grid in the top right hand corner and that's how you switch it.
I'm making modifications too. The goal of doing this is really not to make our various pains worse!
I modify it by clicking "finish week."
Haha, awesome. :-) Speaking of which, is it possible to do the workouts out of order during the week? Skip one in the middle of the week?
Yeah you can do them in whatever order you like. Just be ready for the one you left till last to be first next week :) I don't think that happened to me on purpose, just bad luck.
Climbing is great strength training and it's super motivating ;-)
Now all we need is for Alex to fall off some rock somewhere while climbing.
I take offense to that - my injuries are all self-instigated, but I am NOT clumsy, and I move more deliberately than most people I've met. You won't find me falling off rocks unless I choose to.
Climbing sounds like way more fun than climbers!
Risk while rock climbing >> risk while doing calisthenics in living room, would make for a sadfunnyironic story to be injured doing supplemental strength training that way.
Wasn't a jab at you it was supposed to be a joke about strength training, but I guess it wasn't funny.
Just struck a nerve, is all. Probably funny to other people :)
I'm clumsy, but somehow not when climbing (thank god)
Can we go back to the points and ice cream thing? We should make the points count for something. Ice cream for Alex, apple cider donuts for Cristina, ...?
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