Ok. So. I restarted running about a year ago and was doing regular Parkruns and managing 3 5ks a week. However, my working hours and need to do stuff for my children has stopped all that - I just can't justify (no matter how important my own heath is) coming home then going straight out for an hour or more in total when my children need their dinner. Plus, I was finding the runs REALLY exhausting, literally unable to put one foot in the other, every step a sheer misery. Never seemed to get the endorphin hit (which was a great part of every run when I was 40 but I don't seem to get it now that I'm 50 (NOT fair!)).
So HIIT routines at home seem the way to go. I have weights and bands that I could utilise. However, this is my problem and is why I don't sign up for a class.
I've got the following problems in order of 'severity': Something wrong with my lower right back - sacroiliac so not fully stable Right knee is a bit rubbish - I cannot and will not do Bridge (anyone who's done Hatha yoga will know that one) Mild hernia on left hand side caused by an extremely over zealous fitness induction at my local gym where I was given an inappropriately difficult ab exercise to do - I actually felt the hernia occur so I have to take great care with that flipping thing so I don't make it worse Then I also have an almost fully healed (after 4 YEARS) rotator cuff injury on my left arm - so I've got to be a bit careful with that.
Basically, I'm just about ready for the knackers yard!
It's the power moves, the rapid jump from here, squat, stand up, jump across that worry me re the knees and back and plus if I go to a class, I'll just do everything so some of the stuff that seems to make up HIIT routines like jumping jack squat thingies I just cannot do.
Not quite sure what exercises I could do that fall into that 'power' category but won't do bad stuff to back and knee. I can manage the shoulder pretty well but the back and knee is more of a worry.
Any ideas for combo's of exercises would be very gratefully received.