Offday exercises

Good Day,

Any suggestions for offday exercises that can burn a lot of calories, but are easy on the joints?

Don't say swimming...I don't have a pool.

Thanks.

re : off day excercises

Personally, I use the treadmill or elliptical trainer (better on the joints) where I can burn about 450 calories in 30 minutes. The heavier you are the more calories you'll burn ..ie. you will burn calories at a higher rate. I lift 3 times/week, full body and 2-3 times per week on cardio with no energy problems.

Todd Wilson's picture

Offday exercises

Buy a sled.

Offday exercises

walk with ankle weights

Off day...

Sleds... Good response! All concentric movements! For the longest time I've thought about doing an ebook on sled training. You can actually get a great concentric only, and full body workout using them. Anyone interested?

My second idea would be "just do stuff". Tennis and Basketball are two of the greatest total conditioning sports. It requires agilty, conditioning and explosiveness. Not easy on the joint though...

Rowing is though. Do a google search on Concept II rowers.

Do you have a dog? Seriously.... I used to warm up by playing with my pop's dog. We ran all over the place! Agility, explosiveness, speed, the puppy loves it and you are relaxed while doing it!

Offday exercises

Thanks for all the responses.

Offday exercises

I have an old Concept II at home. They are very durable. It's a great piece of equipment. Just wanted to second Fred's comment.

Re: Off day...

Fred Hatfield II wrote:
Sleds... Good response! All concentric movements! For the longest time I've thought about doing an ebook on sled training. You can actually get a great concentric only, and full body workout using them. Anyone interested?

My second idea would be "just do stuff". Tennis and Basketball are two of the greatest total conditioning sports. It requires agilty, conditioning and explosiveness. Not easy on the joint though...

Rowing is though. Do a google search on Concept II rowers.

Do you have a dog? Seriously.... I used to warm up by playing with my pop's dog. We ran all over the place! Agility, explosiveness, speed, the puppy loves it and you are relaxed while doing it!

i would definitely be interested in this.....i would like to see recovery stuff as well as things that can be added into a regular workout to add strength, hypertrophy or whatever other goals may be common

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nate young wrote:
Fred Hatfield II wrote:
Sleds... Good response! All concentric movements! For the longest time I've thought about doing an ebook on sled training. You can actually get a great concentric only, and full body workout using them. Anyone interested?

My second idea would be "just do stuff". Tennis and Basketball are two of the greatest total conditioning sports. It requires agilty, conditioning and explosiveness. Not easy on the joint though...

Rowing is though. Do a google search on Concept II rowers.

Do you have a dog? Seriously.... I used to warm up by playing with my pop's dog. We ran all over the place! Agility, explosiveness, speed, the puppy loves it and you are relaxed while doing it!

i would definitely be interested in this.....i would like to see recovery stuff as well as things that can be added into a regular workout to add strength, hypertrophy or whatever other goals may be common

Me too. Especially if it could be available for this summer. I was thinking of cutting back gym time and going outside more often.

Thanks.

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Re: Off day...

Fred Hatfield II wrote:
My second idea would be "just do stuff". Tennis and Basketball are two of the greatest total conditioning sports. It requires agilty, conditioning and explosiveness. Not easy on the joint though...

Great suggestion! Especially since the sports are fun and you can be competitive you can push yourself even harder without even realizing! I'd suggest floor hockey! Soccer too! And badminton, depending where you live may be easier/cheaper to do than tennis.

Offday exercises

Racquetball anyone? It's really fun and a pretty good workout. Nowhere near as hard as basketball, but still really fun with the ball bouncing all over the place, pretty good medium heart workout.

Offday exercises

Sled stuff for sure. You can do everything with them.

Swimming, won't burn at quite the same rate but easy on the joints.

david white's picture

Norditrack

Norditrac. Get one super cheap used.

Offday exercises

I agree with Todd and Fred II, and as for an article or e-book on sled training, well Todd has a pretty good one, actually a two parter

http://www.dieselcrew.com/articles/sleddraggingI.pdf

http://www.dieselcrew.com/articles/toddwilsonsledii.pdf