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Exercises Which Can be Substitute for Physical Work


#1

Hi CT,

I am currently doing a FullBody workout 3 days a week. I also go for a 30 minute morning walk and have a sedentary life style beyond that. I got my blood test's done recently and have found bad cholestrol levels :
1. HDL 33
2. Total Cholestrol : 180
3. LDL 140
4. Total cholestrol/HDL Ratio : 6

The Doc has asked me to add more work to my routine and some cardio days which looks impossible to me because of my work schedule.

I plan to do some home workout every morning. I am also not a big fan of Cardio and would want to use an exercise with weights which I can do everyday without fatiguing my CNS and my gains. I was thinking that of picking up a couple of exercises that I could do almost 15 minutes every morning with light weights.

Please suggest.

Thanks,
Abhi


#2

Is that what do you think similar to metcons?


#3

Christian, do you think kettlebells would be light enough on recovery to work? I wanna know what you think but I would do kettlebell swings or something like that in the poster’s case.

I’m sure you have better advice though.


#4

CT, any comments here ?


#5

[quote]abhi152 wrote:
CT, any comments here ?[/quote]

Honestly any compound movement done with light weights, moderate reps and short rest intervals would do. I do like KB swings using something intervals like 30 sec of work/30 sec off… barbell thrusters can also be used 5 sets of 15 reps with 1 minute of rest with a light weight, etc.