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Recommendations With Little Impact on Joints Biking: If you have access to a stationary bike or you have an actual bike, this is a good exercise for you. There isn't a lot of stress on the joints and you can go at your own pace (although going fast is recommended). If you have access to a Spin class also, I would recommend it as you would have a lot of ...


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If BJJ makes you gas, then BJJ is a fine way to increase your cardio. Do more BJJ rolling. The concern with developing cardio for MMA fighters, particularly heavyweights, is that cardio A) can interfere with sport-specific training time, of which much is needed in this wide-ranging sport, and B) can make the heavyweight become smaller and need to drop down ...


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Aerobic exercise is measured in heart rate percentage (of max) and time. For instance, we like to say stuff like "I held x% HR for y minutes then z% for w minutes" etc. If either is high, the other is usually low. We can't do high-high without collapsing. If you don't feel very tired, that's fine. In that case, doing it over a longer time will eventually ...


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but i can't do cardiovascular training or most body-weight type training due to the strain my weight puts on my joints Why do you think you can't work your heart or upper body? There are lots of exercises you can do for your heart that are easy on your joints. The first that comes to mind is swimming, which is actually very good at training your ...


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I'm 6'4 250 lbs, and a current BJJ and kickboxing practitioner (though I compete very rarely). I have a couple favorite methods I use to stay in decent fighting shape: Two handed, lightweight (~35 lbs in our case) kettlebell swings. I really try to focus on driving the bell down, and using the hip action to pop the bell up. The explosiveness, especially ...


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I would recommend you try a trusted training program. It's possible you're suffering from DOMS, not "joint pain". Regardless, if you're doing the wrong things it will be painful and short lived. If you do a good program, you'll strengthen your muscles and connective tissues (joints) in a safe and effective way.


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In short, yes, your daily walks are aerobic activity (definitely not anaerobic...start farmer's walking that distance, and you'll really get some looks as you pass people). Just about any by-the-book doctor would applaud your efforts; you're doubling the American Heart Association's recommendation of 150 minutes/week of light-to-moderate aerobic activity. ...


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Walking an hour every day is definitely an aerobic exercise However, it's only good for weightloss and general fitness for beginners. Depending on your goal, the walk should be an accessory exercise and not your main aerobic exercise. This is because the benefit will diminish after performing this activity for a while. Thus, you might sweat the first few ...


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It's entirely possible that this is perfectly normal. Exercise, in particular cardio, stimulates certain hormones and suppresses others: A one-hour aerobic exercise session helps reduce ghrelin levels and increase Peptide YY levels, decreasing your appetite when you are finished, according to a 2008 study published in the "American Journal of ...


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Are you getting better? Is it getting easier? If it's really hard, your cardio should already be increasing, you'll have to figure out wether you are above or below the ideal amount of cardio per week. If you're improving I wouldn't make any large changes, if not, try adding a cardio session or include more cardio work in your bjj sessions, we used to do a ...



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