Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

A little advice

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Smilebug
    replied
    Thank you so much I know the elliptical doesn't have same impact, my problem is that where I broke my back still has a hairline fracture at my tailbone that will never heal. So I do what activities I can, but running long distances does hurt. I am working on being able to run a 5k, I have to check in with my dr on the reg to make sure I don't injure myself. He has asked me to wait until I lose more weight before trying to run longer distances. I am currently 190 and was 250 when I started, so progress Anyway, thank you both so much

    Leave a comment:


  • Damer
    replied
    DorothyMH thank you for tagging me here and Smilebug elliptical is a good sub for running as far as arm/leg coordination is concerned. Aerobically it can actually be more intensive but that depends on the resistance level you set. It doesn't have the same impact on fascial fitness because the impact is next to zero. So these are all things to keep in mind. I hope this helps and, welcome to The Hive! .

    Leave a comment:


  • DorothyMH
    replied
    I use it as that, yeah, after conferring with Damer that its movement was a close approximation to running.

    Leave a comment:


  • TopNotch
    replied
    Welcome to the Hive!
    Those are both good programmes (quite honestly, they are all good programmes!), and that sounds quite doable One thing you might like to think about is what you actually want to achieve. Are you after improved fitness, more strength, greater cardiovascular endurance, improved flexibility/mobility, etc etc etc? Once you've established that, it will be easier to choose your programmes, and also easier to gauge any improvements you make.
    DorothyMH do you use the elliptical as a running replacement?

    Leave a comment:


  • Smilebug
    started a topic A little advice

    A little advice

    I am new here, so first hello Since my 42nd birthday in October I have been going to the gym 5 days a week. I have no real plan when I go, I always do elliptical then arm or leg workouts, then abs. Some days I try a higher weight, but mostly more reps. I am thinking about doing both heros journey and the 30 days of yoga. I feel like both will benefit me, might do hero in morning at gym and yoga at night before bed. Any ideas? Or does this sound doable? I broke my back several years ago, so treadmill is a bit much for me, do ya'll think elliptical is a good sub for running?
Working...
X