Cardio exercises

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by TopperHenly, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. TopperHenly

    TopperHenly Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I'm more interested in cardio than building muscle bulk. I hate the gym and can't jog due to long term injuries. I keep fit with doing kettlebells and yoga at home. Does anybody have any ideas for cardio related exercises that can be done at home with minimum requirement of equipment?
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    Do you have a bike?
     
  3. TopperHenly

    TopperHenly Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Yeah I love cycling and do that on a regular basis but there is not much infrastructure for cyclists and it's just not enjoyable cycling on roads, not to mention dangerous at times even on quiet roads due to aggressive drivers.
     
  4. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    No nice quiet parks in the area to go biking?

    I wouldn't even consider trying to bike on any of the roads around here - too many idiots playing with cell-phones...
     
  5. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    Not sure how to do cardio-in-place without equipment. Do your injuries rule out trail running if just road running? I know a lot of runners as they get older switch to trails for lower impact.
     
  6. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    Jumping jacks?
     
  7. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I would suspect if jogging is out due to an injury - jumping jacks are probably not a great idea either..?

    Do you swim? Swimming really burns the calories like crazy. Pretty much every muscle in your body gets a nice steady workout and it's mostly low-impact.

    I'm assuming the injury doesn't involve any serious joint restrictions (flexibility issues etc...).
     
  8. arch101

    arch101 Commodore Commodore

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    Stationary bike and an ipad- watch all 900 hours of Trek and you’ll be 100% healthy!
     
  9. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Connect that bike to a generator and power the TV with it - then you MUST keep pedaling to keep watching!
     
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  10. arch101

    arch101 Commodore Commodore

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    I’d have killed myself pedaling during the last year of DS9
     
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