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    the3kgt2 is offline Warming Up
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    Cardio without using legs?

    During my cut cycle, my elliptical machine broke so I bought a jump rope and must have gone a little too crazy with it. My left shin is too sore to do any cardio, but the rest of me is fine. I can stand and walk, but I won't be able to run for at least a week.

    Anyway, anybody know of a way to break a sweat without using your legs? I'm already doing weight training, but I want focus on fat loss for a bit longer.

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    Phate89 is offline Bond Boy
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    Boxing bag?

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    the3kgt2 is offline Warming Up
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    Good ideas. I think pivoting with the bag would hurt, but it's worth a try.

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    SkiBikeSwim is offline First Set
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    After my knee surgery I spent A LOT of time swimming. If you get a buoy (lots of pools have them for you to use)for between your thighs then you won't kick and your legs will float.

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    jokerswild1130 is offline First Set
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBikeSwim View Post
    After my knee surgery I spent A LOT of time swimming. If you get a buoy (lots of pools have them for you to use)for between your thighs then you won't kick and your legs will float.
    Exactly what I was going to suggest.

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    illiniphase4 is offline Third Set
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    I agree with with Phate on the swimming recommendation if you can get to a pool. Great full body cardio that is very low impact to bones and joints.

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