Can't run currently because of a hernia. Surgery is still some time away but I'm clear to do any exercise that doesn't hurt. Well, running does.
So, how can I replace running for a while? Burpees? Jump rope? Circuit training? Anybody got experience in this? It's mainly about cardio performance, basically, can I replace running and be off better at running afterwards when I can run again?
Any kind of cardio that you can do. I did some stationary cycling in the winter instead of running (because of knee pain), and my running pace improved by 30s per km
Sounds good thanks.
Fuck it, would
Essentially this. Try to see what you can do. I'd stick with stationary bike over roads/trails to avoid potential strain. You might not be better at running at the end of it, but it'll help you hold on to what you've got at least
Years ago, I read about some guy who was into those weird stair running contests, ie. run up all the stairs of a tall building. He claimed 500 squats without weight every day did the trick for him, he didn't even run in preparaion for the contets, just do his squats. That was on one of those old time strongmen forums that still existed back then iirc.
If he claimed he won, it's bullshit.
You can totally come unprepared and perform poorly though.
Whatever cardio of your choice that doesn't hurt.
You could also spend some time working on each individual strength-based aspect of running. Heel raises, single leg jumps, single leg stands, hip extension, knee extension. Try to spend some time visualizing running, like meditate on it and imagine your form, and all of the sensory inputs that may occur. This will help preserve whatever mind/muscle connection that you already have.
Bodyweight calf raises for high volume will be useful
Run backwards, different strain on the body. Just need to find a place where you can run without hitting into things or people.
lol before i clicked the thumbnail i thought it was a basketballian chasing wypipo
Probably best to go for low impact cardio: cycling, rowing, swimming, rucking etc
Anecdotal, but I walked every day for 2 to 4 hours, zone 2, for a year, and it trained me enough to run a half marathon the first time i tried running (took me 2 hours, but still)
Walking is so underrated.
get on a aerodyne bike and blast EPO
Don't forget to add tibilias raises as well as exercises for the tibsntwialis posterior and peroneal.
you must be a white male
Rowing bro, what the fuck are these down syndrome replies lmao