CARDIO IDEAS FOR SORE/BAD KNEES
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
In my puirsuit of losing more weight.. I kind of got carried away with my ZUMBA and pushed myself beyond... The next morning, i woke up with a swelled and pained knee... Now, hmmm - what to do - because I do not want to lose my rhythm?? So I thought, let me research and find some ways that will help
Ideas were found from this website:
SWIMMING : Swimming is a great low impact activity and you can put a buoy between your legs to make sure you use them to kick. Omit the push-off on the wall to protect your knees. Check out all my great swimming programs.
KRANKING: Kranking is basically a high energy upper body ergometer group class that is popping up nationwide. Look for it in gyms near you.
Kayaking: If you're near a place where it's warm enough to do it, kayaking is a great upper body workout that is easy on the lower body. Even those without bad knees, such as Kirsten Dunst, like to get a good workout from kayaking.
ROWING MACHINE: This is a great option for building up lower body strength (or a good stepping stone to high impact activities). Almost every gym has a rowing machine and they're usually open, so try it out.
STATIONARY CYCLING: Stationary bikes are very low impact and many people with knee problems love to get their cardio this way — I'd stick with the recumbent bike as it puts the least amount of stress on your legs.
ELLIPTICAL: The elliptical is a relatively low impact form of cardio (compared to running and step) that a lot of people with bad knees enjoy.