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    aingh is offline Junior Member
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    I need to burn calories and drop inches on my waist. Currently, I'm in physical therapy for "Jumper's Knee" so they have advised me not to run,avoid hills, or jump. I have gyms with anything you can think of; However I have no idea how to plan an effective cardio workout. I've also started 5x5 PTP wave cycle. I was told mixxing KBs and PTP was not a good idea. I need help ASAP! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by aingh View Post
    . I have gyms with anything you can think of
    Does your gym have a kitchen?

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    Can you use a stationary bike?

    If so, HOC (High Octane Cardio) using a stationary bike.
    An example : one minute of swings ( for most people's knees they are not very stressful), followed by two minutes of stationary bike riding. The key is performing a very intense exercise for a short time to raise your heart beats and, instead of resting, you do a light endurance exercise to recover, although not completely. Repeat.
    The typical Man Maker is another example: swings-jog-swings-jog,... But if you can't jog, walk fast. or do bodyweight exercises in between (push ups, pull ups, bear walking, planks,...Planks, push ups and bear walking complement swings because they work the anterior chain, abs included.
    And if you can't swing (after all swings resemble jumps but without landing), you can try Man Makers or HOC with Figure 8's to a Hold or Under the Leg Passes.

    I hope it helps.

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    Cardio without involving your legs, look into ropes. Battling ropes by John Brookfield or one of it's many copies. Big ropes are not cheap, but there are other places to buy rope than fitness sources and you can often learn the basics of any system on YouTube.

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    I need to burn calories and drop inches on my waist.
    ==> So does 60% of America, join the club.

    Currently, I'm in physical therapy for "Jumper's Knee" so they have advised me not to run,avoid hills, or jump.
    ==> If you are therapy, do the therapy first then look for a program. What you have is clinically referred to as petallar tendonitis. It is an overuse/inbalance injury probably caused by bad program design. Don't rush to the treadmill in your quest to lose weight ASAP.


    I have gyms with anything you can think of; However I have no idea how to plan an effective cardio workout.
    ==> This statement says it all. Treadmill -- will aggravate your tendonitis. Exercise bike....ditto. Elliptical....ditto. KB swings.



    I've also started 5x5 PTP wave cycle. I was told mixxing KBs and PTP was not a good idea.
    ==> They could work very well together. In your case, I would recommend a program of PTP and swings 2-3 times/week, if your work capacity can handle it. The most important thing we need to do is balance the work done by the front and back of the leg and swings are the best.

    I need help ASAP!
    ==> You didn't gain weight quickly, so you don't need to lose it quickly. Slow down to speed up my friend.

    Thanks
    ==> You're welcome!
    Faizal S. Enu, CFT/RKC/PBA
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    I had a stint with some knee issues, battling ropes all the way! It was so bad I couldn't even do swings. Brookfield knows his stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jclem View Post
    I had a stint with some knee issues, battling ropes all the way! It was so bad I couldn't even do swings. Brookfield knows his stuff!
    Is there any reason to bring up this old stuff?
    Faizal S. Enu, CFT/RKC/PBA
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    Maybe he's sharing what worked for him, being in a similar circumstance. (c'mon man..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg57 View Post
    Cardio without involving your legs, look into ropes. Battling ropes by John Brookfield or one of it's many copies. Big ropes are not cheap, but there are other places to buy rope than fitness sources and you can often learn the basics of any system on YouTube.
    I second this notion... had some major knee troubles in the fall of last year and ropes did wonders for me. I still find myself incorporating some of this stuff as well.

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    I'm going to second Faizal here out of my own experience. You need to get your knee better ASAP; you need to lose weight eventually. Demonstrate a light dead lift at one of your PT sessions. When you're cleared to move freely from 90deg flexion to full extension with a proper knee lockout, you should be good to do swings.

    In my experience with ropes (and patellar tendon damage), there's a bit of "flailing" above the waist that can put torsion on the knee. Rope work also naturally benefits from different angles and stances, but the knee does not. I like ropes, but I would not choose ropes over swings "right now". Swings are the easiest thing on my knees that I do in any given day's workout. I would totally add ropes a little later, just not right now.
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    That entire thread was removed from the forum on or around August 26. I've been an HKC and an active, outspoken member in good standing for some 3yrs now, but I don't support this sort of censorship. Look for me on the public web.

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