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Old 09-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Can't skip or run due to knee problem, what other cardio can I do for boxing?

I was thinking about cycling, but I can only handle so much before it gets boring. Any other ideas?
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can't skip or run due to knee problem, what other cardio can I do for boxing?

swimming would be good, your regular boxing workouts like hitting the bags and mitts etc. are all great cardio when done at a fairly intense pace. you can mix in conditioning drills on the bags and stuff too like 15 second intervals of fast punching, then 15 seconds power punches etc etc
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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^spot on, you get a lot of cardio for heavy bag and mitt work..but swimming is EXCELLENT for anything
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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Default Re: Can't skip or run due to knee problem, what other cardio can I do for boxing?

if the cycling is boring to you swimming will be extra boring, unless you buy a waterproof mp3
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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Its a no brainer for me: go visit a doctor!! When having an injurie u should relax to u dont feel no pain at all + 1-2 weeks resting after the pain is gone. In mean time u shall only walk to get blood going so the injury heals faster. Good luck ant please take my advice. Stressing a injury that is allredy there will only make it 10 times worse in 5 years
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:55 AM   #6
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cycling, swimming, or pretty much anything at a high pace (not to be confused with intensity). Cardiovascular fitness is doing something that challenges your heart to pump blood and veins to move blood. You don't have to be doing something that involves literal movement. There are variations of isometrics and polymetrics which can be stationary. Heavy bags, double-end bags, mitt work are obvious choices where you can be relatively stationary but working at a very high rate. There are modified sit-ups which get that heart going (at least they get mine going) and are less tiresome on your abdomen muscles - it means you can work on them longer without fatiguing as fast. You may be sacrificing some strength building in place of conditioning, but it all depends on what your're trying to do. Youtube has lots of videos
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:57 AM   #7
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Stressing a injury that is allredy there will only make it 10 times worse in 5 years
When it comes to a knee injury, take it ****ing seriously. Better to be "on the shelf" for 3-4 weeks than to cause some damage which affects/impairs ALL future training. Sit-ups/push-ups/pull-ups/inverted pull-ups/dips/isometrics are all fine for a few weeks while that knee heals imo. Once it heals FULLY, then get back on the track, but wait it out.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:44 AM   #8
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I've just started carrying a kettlebell while walking my dogs. I do some mountain-biking to give them a good run out for 45 mins and then stick the bike in the car and pick up a KB and walk with it. Overhead, by the side, switch-up. The beauty is that there's no jarring (I have achilles problems and running has started ****ing me up again) and the CV benefits/fat-stripping effects have shocked mewhile maintaining strength.

Quite a lot of info about various types of loaded carries circulating about on the 'net. Many ways of doing them and I've noticed a difference body comp wise pretty quickly.

A few mates who serve/have served in the forces have been telling me this shit for years; I should have listened to them a long time ago as they're some of the most endurant people I know while also having very decent levels of strength.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
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how come cycling is boring ? Get a good bicycle and cycle on the road, you can explore new places, appreciate life, rediscover your country and it's good cardio at the same time. If you live in a city then tough luck... Maybe cycle out of the city on those long endless roads.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #10
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how come cycling is boring ? Get a good bicycle and cycle on the road, you can explore new places, appreciate life, rediscover your country and it's good cardio at the same time. If you live in a city then tough luck... Maybe cycle out of the city on those long endless roads.
Don't do this in the UK. You're very vulnerable on the overcrowded roads and will be dead within a week.

Seriously, cycling's all but finished here. Very sad. Used to feel free on a bike. Now I just feel scared.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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Biking and swimming. Best shit ever.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:58 PM   #12
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Seems this question is asked every week. I'm sure I made the same mistake when I originally asked the very same question due to similar problems.
It would do you good to do a search or simply scroll a few threads down for a good reading/answer.
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