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whats good for cardio that I can do in 10 square feet or less?
« on: October 08, 2012, 03:40:45 pm »
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I was wondering what a good form of cardio would be that I can do in my living room. I really can't jump rope, so would light hops and jogging in place be okay? I'm kinda inspired to do this to get terrell owens lean or something similar because i'm incorporating the leangains/carbbackloading diet approach. I would do this fasted first thing in the morning  for 15-30 minutes, I really can't walk or jog any where. Would agility type drills work?
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windmill consistently/ touch top of the square consistently



weight= 193
height= 6'3 1/2
highest touch= top of the square, which is 11'4

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Re: whats good for cardio that I can do in 10 square feet or less?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 04:02:06 pm »
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I was wondering what a good form of cardio would be that I can do in my living room. I really can't jump rope, so would light hops and jogging in place be okay? I'm kinda inspired to do this to get terrell owens lean or something similar because i'm incorporating the leangains/carbbackloading diet approach. I would do this fasted first thing in the morning  for 15-30 minutes, I really can't walk or jog any where. Would agility type drills work?

why can't you jump rope outside? curious.

jump rope is definitely your best option, so.. if you can figure out a way to get that done, go with that.

otherwise, you'll have to do in place calisthenics + circuits such as burpees/in place sprints/defensive shuffles/situps/mountain climbers/quick lunges etc... the key here would just be to get creative & have some fun, always mixing it up.

i'd imagine cossack dancing would be pretty effective.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqEtq34dSUo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqEtq34dSUo</a>

that stuff at 2:02 will get you shredded.

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Re: whats good for cardio that I can do in 10 square feet or less?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 05:47:05 pm »
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I don't have a jump rope at the moment, but if that is the best option I will go with that. Any suggestions of a good cheap one? Do you think Walmart would sell a good one? Also what do you recommend as far as the jump roping, do you still have that YouTube vid of a jump rope recovery session?  Thanks for your reply man
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windmill consistently/ touch top of the square consistently



weight= 193
height= 6'3 1/2
highest touch= top of the square, which is 11'4

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Re: whats good for cardio that I can do in 10 square feet or less?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 07:40:29 pm »
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I don't have a jump rope at the moment, but if that is the best option I will go with that. Any suggestions of a good cheap one? Do you think Walmart would sell a good one? Also what do you recommend as far as the jump roping, do you still have that YouTube vid of a jump rope recovery session?  Thanks for your reply man

it's definitely the best option IMO.

sports authority has a good quality, cheap nike rope.. as far as what i recommend, eventually getting a buddy lee speed rope.. but start out with a cheaper rope like the one at sports authority.

here's the buddy lee rope i have, it's really fast, and it's not even the fastest one he offers:

http://www.buddyleejumpropes.com/complete-rope-systems/font-colord4d4f7dfontbuddy-lees-rope-master-jump-rope-redblack



here's the nike rope that i used to use, from sports authority.. i can't find it on sports authority's website, so here's a link from sears:

http://www.sears.com/nike-speed-rope/p-SP102A18691S6313067406P

but really, any of those ropes at sports authority will due, as long as they are close to 9'..



here's the recovery vid: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePY6-xrTYiI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePY6-xrTYiI</a>

lots of fun little variations in there that will TOAST your heart rate.

peace man!

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Re: whats good for cardio that I can do in 10 square feet or less?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 10:27:01 am »
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rossboxing.com

tons of ideas for at-home, small-space workouts on there. i've done the card deck workout a couple of times while traveling. it's fun. take a deck of cards and decide up front what exercise each suit represents. for example, hearts are burpees, spades are high knees in place (each rep is LR), clubs are push ups, and diamonds are overhead arm raises. then as you turn over cards you do the exercise of each card's suit. reps are the value of the card, face cards 10, aces 15. go through the deck as quickly as possible. hardly matters what exercises you do, those are just examples. adarq gave a bunch of others: quick feet, defensive slides, mountain climbers, etc. are all good.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: whats good for cardio that I can do in 10 square feet or less?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 05:52:44 pm »
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rossboxing.com

tons of ideas for at-home, small-space workouts on there. i've done the card deck workout a couple of times while traveling. it's fun. take a deck of cards and decide up front what exercise each suit represents. for example, hearts are burpees, spades are high knees in place (each rep is LR), clubs are push ups, and diamonds are overhead arm raises. then as you turn over cards you do the exercise of each card's suit. reps are the value of the card, face cards 10, aces 15. go through the deck as quickly as possible. hardly matters what exercises you do, those are just examples. adarq gave a bunch of others: quick feet, defensive slides, mountain climbers, etc. are all good.


Appreciate it, those sound like some viable options as well. My main Goal is to add this in on off days or days I don't shoot ball and do them fasted to accelerate some fat loss and promote recovery
Goal

windmill consistently/ touch top of the square consistently



weight= 193
height= 6'3 1/2
highest touch= top of the square, which is 11'4