Alternative to running for fitness?

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Have strained ligaments in my ankle so running is off the agenda for a few weeks.

Anyone suggest some good alternatives for weight loss and fitness?
 

Wig

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swimming is epic, but its not a patch on running for cardio, its more of an all over body physiotherapy, great as a compliment to proper exercise like running
 

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May 14, 2013
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Castle Duckula.
Swimming is the best bet while you are injured. If you have access to a gym that has a armergometer, they are good machines.
 

Yolo Swaggins

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I find cycling an ok alternative to jogging when i have slight injurys
But yeah swimming is my prefered
 

DBerry

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'Straya, cunt.
Swimming is the best bet while you are injured. If you have access to a gym that has a armergometer, they are good machines.
I find cycling an ok alternative to jogging when i have slight injurys
But yeah swimming is my prefered
Combining cycling and swimming is excellent, with the swimming, doing interval training in a 25m pool a few times a week and middle distance cycling, say, 20 mins as fast and as far as you can go in 20 a few times a week is a great way to get a decent general overall workout.
 
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Probably depends the tempo you run at but it's hard to achieve the heart rate for cardio that running gives (not a problem for me, I jog, not run)

Cycling and swimming are about the best suggestions and are no problem for the weight loss bit (lower heart rate required than cardio work out)
But if you want to get the cardio fitness up, try a hilly route for the cycling and definitely front crawl for the swimming if you are looking to push yourself.

Surprised no-one on a boxing forum has suggested hitting a bag, there's few better ways to get you blowing out of your arse than hitting a bag.
 
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Air bike. I fucking hate them and they clearly hate me, but it's one of the better cardio workouts you can do in a gym(if your gym has one) without doing an actual anaerobic routine. I run, mostly out of lazy habit, but my cardio was always best when I did more interval training and ran maybe once a week or so.
 
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Air bike. I fucking hate them and they clearly hate me, but it's one of the better cardio workouts you can do in a gym(if your gym has one) without doing an actual anaerobic routine. I run, mostly out of lazy habit, but my cardio was always best when I did more interval training and ran maybe once a week or so.
Err.. what is an ‘actual anaerobic routine’? What do you do on the air bike, incredibly low intensity?
 

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I suppose skipping is out of question but if youre good at it then it doesnt need to be impactful. When i recover from torn ankle ligament i was skipping before a lot of other things. Sounds dumb but it worked.

As said above, bag work is great cardio routine. Elliptical is low impact as well.
 
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Weight lifting is the best alternative for running. The main goal during injury is healing it and maintaining the routine. Doing some exercises in the gym where your ankle is not involved much will really help you in weight loss and maintaining your routine.
 
Jul 14, 2020
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Doing some cardio, can be helpful in maintaining fitness. But I think swimming sometimes benefits a lot. Actually it all depends upon your preferences.