I love the idea of functional, bodyweight exercises and heavy lifting. My problem: I'm a not-very-strong 42-year-old woman, and I've had lots of muscle and joint issues. I'm not overweight.
My biggest problem is my wrist. I've had varying degrees of tendonitis in my wrist for years, and since doing pushups for the past few weeks, I've had worsening wrist pain. I just installed a pullup bar, and that seems to hurt my wrist and my shoulder, which also has tendonitis. I can't do side planks because my shoulder hurts afterwards, and I'm afraid I'm aggravating it.
I'd like to do deadlifts, but I'm scared of hurting my back. I have scoliosis and have had several episodes of severe sacroiliac pain (severe as in missing 2 weeks of work). I hurt my back one time when I lifted a cinder block without using my legs enough; lifting with a bent back, as in the deadlift, seems similar.
I sound like a real wuss! I swear I'm not trying to wimp out. I'm enthusiastic about exercising Primally, but I really don't want to hurt myself. Any advice would be much appreciated!