Before I got sick, I would follow triathlon training regimens and track my weight lifting/running distances and improve day by day. But following a training plan like that today would likely catapult myself straight into a flare. And I doubt many of my readers would benefit from a plan like that, despite the numerous options available to them online.
So, starting this week, I am going to start developing a 10-week fitness plan designed for individuals with chronic pain. I'll only be using my experience in fitness appreciation and biology/anatomy/physiology, so take it with a grain of salt. But I hope that I can put together a plan that gives realistic, healthy progression for people in pain. The idea will be to meet the weekly recommendations for fitness without compromising the limitations that pain puts on exercise. It will be designed with the goal of self improvement and minimization of pain in mind. And, there will be multiple levels of difficulty built in so people on different ends of the spectrum can benefit.
I'm posting this now because I would love to hear feedback, input, ideas, suggestions, etc., for this project. As I release each week's plan, I would also appreciate it if people could spread the word, share the plan, and, most importantly, give it a try!