alternative cardio exercises?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by dudeguyman, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. dudeguyman Kosen Ju-Jitsu

    dudeguyman
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2017
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    minneapolis, minnesota
    are there exercises other then running that can work my cardio like it?
     
    #1
    paperclip101 likes this.
  2. tdluxon Black Belt

    tdluxon
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    7,235
    Likes Received:
    3,835
    Jump rope
     
    #2
    biggino and paperclip101 like this.
  3. MisterHappy White Belt

    MisterHappy
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2014
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    82
    Swimming. For more advanced cardio, chum yourself then add great white sharks for motivation.
     
    #3
    Tro, jojoRed and 4daLuLZ like this.
  4. selfcritical Brown Belt

    selfcritical
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    3,626
    Likes Received:
    706
    Rowing/Cross-country skiing/Cycling/kayaking/rope skipping (although the effect size is probably lower than some of the others)/prowler literally any exercise that uses a large mass of muscle in a cyclical fashion that has relatively low blood pressure during the performance and a large venous return (which is why "lifting weights faster" tends to be shitty cardio)
     
    #4
  5. TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

    TheeFaulted
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    Messages:
    3,185
    Likes Received:
    557
  6. CUAPO White Belt

    CUAPO
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2017
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    191
    Sex
     
    #6
    4daLuLZ and j123 like this.
  7. wufabufa Purple Belt

    wufabufa
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    2,424
    Likes Received:
    1,225
    Location:
    All over the damn place
    An airdyne will fuck you up pretty good if you go hard enough. I find I get a good workout with it and less pounding on my joints compared to running.
     
    #7
  8. Dream Evil Purple Belt

    Dream Evil
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    1,968
    Burpees.
     
    #8
    ctrlaltdelete likes this.
  9. aus101 Black Belt

    aus101
    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    5,138
    Likes Received:
    1,615
    Location:
    sydney
    Walking up hill/stairs will do the trick (skipping aka jump rope, airdyne machines, ergs, swimming as mentioned are all good too).

    Got my resting heart rate average below 49 (and seen it hit 44) in a Fitbit via just walking the dog around the (very hilly) neighbourhood.
    Heart rate will only go above 130 during hill sprints now, and only for seconds (skipping no, sprints no, walking no, weights no, doing them holds it at 95-115 etc).
     
    #9
  10. stinkoman Blue Belt

    stinkoman
    Joined:
    May 8, 2003
    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    cincinnati area
    One that hasn't been suggested is kettlebell swings.
     
    #10
    Snowfist and ctrlaltdelete like this.
  11. Noodles03 Blue Belt

    Noodles03
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    391
    Location:
    Southern California
    I like to do 10 sets of 10 reps of burpees with 30 seconds of shadowboxing in between sets. However when it comes to weight management, jogging seems to work best for me.
     
    #11
    ctrlaltdelete likes this.
  12. j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

    j123
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    12,106
    Likes Received:
    12,249
    Location:
    Let me bang mang
    fixed
     
    #12
    CUAPO likes this.
  13. Sano Black Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,068
    Likes Received:
    7,893
    Location:
    Denmark
    100% your heart rate goes above 115 when sprinting and lifting heavy. You have to be much higher than that to reach lactate buildup even.
     
    #13
    Snowfist likes this.
  14. 4daLuLZ Purple Belt

    4daLuLZ
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,550
    Likes Received:
    1,334

    <DontBelieve1>
     
    #14
    Snowfist and Sano like this.
  15. corpse Metal Belt

    corpse
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    477
    Likes Received:
    5,073
    i do hillsprints with my bike and longer hill climbs. it's a nice alternative if you got some knee or hip trouble and still want to just go outside and kill yourself. i ride uphill standing which works your lower back and sides pretty good. it's little bit like one arm rowing if you pull the handle stronger on very steep hills.
     
    #15
  16. JosephDredd Gold Belt

    JosephDredd
    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    18,189
    Likes Received:
    18,250
    Kettlebells. Swings can turn miserable and snatches are a bitch pretty quickly.
     
    #16
  17. ThunderL1ps Black Belt

    ThunderL1ps
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    5,883
    Likes Received:
    2,144
    Full body marching.
     
    #17
  18. Davem10 Purple Belt

    Davem10
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,105
    Likes Received:
    2,109
    I got into doing spin classes

    They are so hard, you determine how hard it is tbh but I've never sweat so much. After the classes I looked as if I'd jumped into a swimming pool fully clothed

    I've not done them in a while though as I'm trying to build leg size and figure spinning will impact my ability to squat frequently
     
    #18

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"