Exercise Hacks

My regular exercise routine is disrupted and I am in an elevated risk factor. Exercise helps me manage my risk condition. I know I need to find something good and manageable to keep healthy.

Anyone have some good hacks for getting a cardio workout in under 100sqft of space and is ideally fun to do?

I’d love to hear your ideas.

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When I was dealing with my Achilles rupture I turned to this youtube personality for exercise:

I also like to use the following websites to help me out with exercise ideas:
https://www.menshealth.com/workouts/
https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/

As well as Cindy Yu fitness on instagram.
I have to deal with a chronic condition myself so health is important to me. I have by no means figured it out and I am still in denial about some things :sweat_smile:
I am considering buying a jump rope for cardio.
You can still go bike riding, jogging along the seawall as long as you are following social distancing protocol (that is if you are comfortable doing that. I can understand if you are going the social isolation route).
I need to get back into a fitness routine myself.
Good luck with everything and I wish you and your family the best.

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I’ve been playing the heck out of this on our Switch:

It works great in the confined space of my apartment. You attach the Switch controllers to a leg band and a Pilates-type exercise ring.There’s a huge adventure mode, plus minigames. There is lots of configuration, and the difficulty level translates well to harder workouts.

It’s a very upbeat and positive game with lots of voice acting encouragement, which really helps when you’re self isolating.

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Not necessarily cardio, but I enjoy doing a roughly 5-15 minute session of cycling through different exercises such as, push-ups, raised-leg crunches, jumping jacks, pull-ups, squats, planks, side planks, etc. I tire certain muscles out and then move on to another exercise with no break, even a 5 minute break can be pretty intense.

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Two to three rounds of the 7 minute high intensity interval training can be pretty effective: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/the-scientific-7-minute-workout/

There are a bunch of different apps / sites / etc.

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Washing your walls and ceiling is a good work out and also makes your place clean. :slight_smile:
Just remember to switch arms to avoid repetitive strain injury.

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@Janet lets not get too carried away with this OK

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@JDMc I always seem to be in places where the “step-up onto chair” carries a serious risk of hitting my head on the ceiling.

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That seems to be nearly every place around here for me.

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ha ha I have done no exercise yet. How are other peeps doing?