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Low Impact Time Efficient Conditoning Ideas


#1

What are some conditioning ideas that are time efficient and cost efficient. I stated low impact because I’m in the middle of sporting season and don’t want my lower back or knees to be sore.


#2

Kettlebell Swings
Rowing Machine
Exercise Bike Sprints


#3

If you have access to a swimming pool, HIIT with swimming or an exercise bike are both awesome choices and both are pretty joint and lower back friendly. Crosstrainers are also a viable option.


#4

Take several techniques from your sport. Then repeat them, many times.


#5

Walk…it is “functional”, time and cost effective. Check out the article on walking your way to shredded on T Nation, it is excellent advice, especially if you do a regular resistance program. Highly effective and very simple.


#6

If you’re in the middle of the actual season, your “conditioning” will be regular practice, skill work, and games/matches/meets, for whatever your sport is.

Doing extra conditioning on top of weekly games/matches and team practice is unnecessary during the season because that’s when your entire focus should be on performing well on game day, not building your conditioning.


#7

Weekend Softball nothing to serious, but after a week of work and lifting could take a toll.


#8

tack one of these onto your workouts…