Medium - no impact exercise...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have hypermobile joints, and after getting my second injury from ju jistsu I was told that I really really can't do high impact sports.

I really want to get back into doing some sport I need to loose weight but I need somethings that I can do without going to a gym or the pool.

So what can I do thats not high impact? Preferably low - no impact

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Pilates.
    Walking.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I liked pilates, it tired me out a lot and I really ached...do you know of any good pilates DVDs?

    I was thinking of getting a kinect if i can find one cheap enough (when I have some spare cash) and seeing if there were any fitness games that I could do...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yoga?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't like yoga...pilates feels a little less painful!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    cross trainer
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I might put something out on freecycle to see if anyone has one they don't use anymore
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Swimming.

    Sitting on the sofa shouting at the telly.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what i was told when i had an injury and was told to avoid high impact - cycling, swimming, cross trainer, aerobics on a mini trampoline, water aerobics, aqua zumba.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    aerobics on a mini trampoline

    Didn't think of that one...thats something I could along with one of those silly DVDs - but might help keep me on track though!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Walking on a high incline will give you a good workout whilst not putting stress on your joints.

    Doing some bodyweight excercises as long as the form is good shouldn't put too much stress on the joints, including push ups, squats, chin ups / pull ups, planks, lunges, etc. these will all help build core muscles that will make your movements in everything else more comfortable, and also will burn a few calories.

    Pilates would be the instant suggestion from me though, it's pretty much the go-to for all of my friends / family who have had fucked up knees.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cycling isn't high impact. You have to make sure you set the bike up correctly or you'll fuck your knees up more (although you'll quickly be able to tell if you've got it wrong), but as long as you do that, it's much better than running. For your knees, that is. Some people experience neck and back pain though. But swimming is still the best low-impact sport. Oh, and you could also do dancing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what i was told when i had an injury and was told to avoid high impact - cycling, swimming, cross trainer, aerobics on a mini trampoline, water aerobics, aqua zumba.

    I don't know if it's different for a mini trampoline, but I was under the impression that trampolines are one of the highest-risk things for your knees (well, for pretty much all of your joints, really).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But swimming is still the best low-impact sport.

    not unless you only do front crawl.

    breast stroke is one of the worst exercises a hypermobile person can do
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well aparently I'm not hypermobile, I just have painful joints that like to sublocate from time to time...

    I'm going to try swimming...

    Why is breast stroke so bad for people who are hypermobile suzy?
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