No equipment cardio...that is also easy on the knees?

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  1. All In The Game

    All In The Game Green Belt

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    i dunno man prolly the gym or something
    My knees are finally starting to feel some soreness after my workouts, so I'm going to put a stop to jogging for awhile but still want some cardio I can do outside of the gym. Any ideas?
     
  2. Im so Moldy

    Im so Moldy Blue Belt

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    Heavy bag!
     
  3. TheeFaulted

    TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    skipping rope
     
  4. LitteringAnd

    LitteringAnd Purple Belt

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    shadow box, air squats, burpees, pushups

    you can get a jump rope for about two dollars
     
  5. kintana

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    box jumps (u dont really need a box) burpees are great mix them with push ups. Jumping jacks with squats are good as well.
     
  6. HIMBOB

    HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    So your knees are pretty much fine and this is just preventative yeah?
     
  7. RedNeckJiuJitsu

    RedNeckJiuJitsu Black Belt

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    No equipment at all? Shadowboxing, imaginary jumprope (much easier to not catch the rope on your feet), burpees, supersets of squats and pushup variations with kicking and punching, burpees mixed with shadowboxing...
     
  8. ClinicalRabbit

    ClinicalRabbit Yellow Belt

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    Jumping jacks, skipping, jogging on the spot, mountain climbers, running on grass or rubberised tracks, swimming, cycling, rowing, cross trainer and burpees without the jump.
     
  9. KnightTemplar

    KnightTemplar Ebony Belt Platinum Member

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    Hill Sprints; the angle of the running stride means there is significantly less impact on the knees than when performing LISS.
     
  10. Pathogenic

    Pathogenic Wo Cao Ni Ma

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    As others have said, shadowboxing is one of the easiest types of cardio on the joints. I have a rheumatic type of arthritis in all of my joints, but I can still shadowbox no matter how bad they feel. I also sometimes do BJJ drills at a moderate speed. Shadow BJJ, if you will.

    I also like to row, but that requires equipment.
     

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