As you people know, I have not really been capable of running since my car accident, so in my new Return of Kings article I present four alternative ways of doing cardiovascular exercise.
…I am capable of lifting weights and doing calisthenics and doing martial arts (with a few minor modifications, such as kicking with the ball of the foot being right out). However, running (due to it, by definition, involving balancing on the ball of one foot) is still not something I can do, and will likely not be able to do for at least another year, if at all.
While some may not find this as disappointing as me, something we can all agree on is the vital importance of cardiovascular training. Being able to elevate your heart rate and develop endurance is one of the best things you can do for general health and well-being.
So knowing that, I realized that I had to find various ways of elevating my heart rate now that just going out and hoofing it wasn’t really an option. And with all that introduction out of the way, here are the five cardiovascular exercises that I have been utilizing since I have regained some degree of physical capability.
…I want to make something very clear here: I hate stationary cardio. The idea of working hard and not accomplishing anything is something I find utterly detestable—in short, I have no desire to be akin to a hamster running on his little wheel in his cage.
With that being said, I have been forced to adapt and in some ways I see advantages to them. Namely that these machines have quantifiable metrics of time, rate of movement, and heart rate on them that running outside does not. In a pinch, these can work for cardio purposes.
You can read the article here
(As a side note, the scheduling was delayed. My articles are usually posted on Sundays, but it was instead moved to Monday. I’ll make sure to notify you of that from henceforth).