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niexator
07-02-2011, 10:02 AM
Not sure if these exactly would be called exercise equipment, but basically just replacements for the typical boring treadmill or stairstepper -- something that burns just as many calories, and is fun to use, something like a ping pong table perhaps? Something I could do at home...

I don't know why but I'm having trouble thinking of some, have any you'd recommend?

LengthyLifter
07-02-2011, 10:19 AM
A basketball or a bicycle.

K2Valor
07-02-2011, 10:42 AM
i'm assuming you have running shoes - running outside can be fun. just don't have a set path. explore, while running.

jnwaco
07-02-2011, 10:45 AM
Paddleboat or canoe.

wings_unhinged
07-02-2011, 11:41 AM
Dance Dance Revolution

FirefighterNerd
07-02-2011, 01:36 PM
Kayak

flairon
07-02-2011, 01:39 PM
I've heard many people say that the best thing for long term weight loss is to find something you like to do that is physically exerting. baseball, basket ball, bicycle, swim...etc. A piece of exercise equipment isn't always made of iron or something that only moves on a certain track.

robbie_vlad
07-02-2011, 01:43 PM
I do 8hrs+ of cardio a week (mix of HIIT & LISS); I never use cardio 'machines'. Road cycling, spinning (bike on rollers), jumping rope, & walking is where all of my cardio comes from. So that would be bike+gear+rollers, jump rope, & shoes.

nlite2000
07-02-2011, 02:58 PM
I do 8hrs+ of cardio a week (mix of HIIT & LISS); I never use cardio 'machines'. Road cycling, spinning (bike on rollers), jumping rope, & walking is where all of my cardio comes from. So that would be bike+gear+rollers, jump rope, & shoes.

How much LISS, how much HIIT? I ask because I do a lot of cardio and want to change my routine for a bit (I do insanity workouts about 4 times a week, since having finished the program). The idea of redlining sounds appealing to me, I just am wary of overtraining. I am in very good condition as far as cardio goes---what's a good volume and ratio for LISS/HITT with a 3 day starting strength split?

Measly reps to come!

dxs016
07-03-2011, 01:28 AM
I use a turbo trainer for my racer in the winter and use training videos. Something different and it keeps me fit. In the summer i normally get on the road to cycle but unfortunately the bike is not road worthy at the moment and ive got a 60 mile race coming up this month :-(

damm i better get the bike ready...

Dean

Vaisnt
07-03-2011, 01:37 AM
Wakeboarding is fun and exhausting if you have a boat

john2kar
07-03-2011, 03:28 AM
dance dance revolution

yes ddr ftw. that is how i lost 30 pounds.

robbie_vlad
07-03-2011, 04:41 AM
How much LISS, how much HIIT? I ask because I do a lot of cardio and want to change my routine for a bit (I do insanity workouts about 4 times a week, since having finished the program). The idea of redlining sounds appealing to me, I just am wary of overtraining. I am in very good condition as far as cardio goes---what's a good volume and ratio for LISS/HITT with a 3 day starting strength split?

Measly reps to come!

45min LISS on the rollers in the mornings Mon-Fri, 30min HIIT jumping rope Mon/Fri/Sat, 20-30mi. bike ride Wed (~1.5hrs), 50mi+ Sun (~3hrs).

I do a 2-day split, twice a week (Tu./Thu./Sat./Sun.).

niexator
07-03-2011, 02:37 PM
yes ddr ftw. that is how i lost 30 pounds.

How long did you use it for, weekly for example?

TomBremner
07-03-2011, 04:09 PM
trampoline!