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PBX4Sho
11-01-2005, 02:10 PM
hey all, i love playing Racquet ball and was wondering, instead of running on the treadmill, could i just do this in place of it? I think it would have a better effect, or atleast from what people that play told me.

HILL
11-01-2005, 02:12 PM
For health purpose and fitness yes go for it i imagine it will be more fun than the treadmill itself. I used to play badminton and enjoyed it much more than the treadmill nikes ect. If its for weight loss then diet is key

malkore
11-01-2005, 03:34 PM
anything that gets you up and moving, heart rate going, for 30+ mins should suffice. so aerobic sports like raquet ball, tennis, martial arts, basketball...good stuff. football and baseball are too short a burst of energy to really be considered 'cardio'.

Ironminded
11-01-2005, 03:53 PM
Actually if you take a DB position or that of a reciever in a pickup football game you would get some great cardio, it would be like a session of HIT. Now I know, I played football in college, that a true game of tackle football is not that much cardio, and not that hard. However a pickup game can be a great source of HIT cardio.

f=ma
11-01-2005, 07:47 PM
real football?? damn, i thought tecmo bowl was all the cardio i needed :(

Shao-LiN
11-01-2005, 07:56 PM
hey all, i love playing Racquet ball and was wondering, instead of running on the treadmill, could i just do this in place of it? I think it would have a better effect, or atleast from what people that play told me.

What effect would that be? Racquet ball involves a lot of running around, so it basically is a form of cardio.

Bob
11-01-2005, 08:29 PM
Squat until you puke... that's the best cardio
Try regular Squats with just the bar - around 100 of them
Then do 100 Sumo Squats
Then do a 100 sissy squats w/o the bar
Take a rest - and do it again..

Or if you really crazy... try a couple hundred Hindu Squats
For more info on them - goto
http://www.stadion.com/column_stretch22.html
or
http://www.mattfurey.com/hindu_squats.html

Bob
11-01-2005, 08:35 PM
But racquetball is great too..
The competitive Racquetball Metabolic number (MET) is 10.0 - about the same as running at 6.0 MPH...

HILL
11-02-2005, 03:05 AM
[QUOTE=bearwolfden]Squat until you puke... that's the best cardio
Try regular Squats with just the bar - around 100 of them
Then do 100 Sumo Squats
Then do a 100 sissy squats w/o the bar
Take a rest - and do it again..

Or if you really crazy... try a couple hundred Hindu Squats
For more info on them - goto
http://www.stadion.com/column_stretch22.html
or
http://www.mattfurey.com/hindu_squats.html[

Are you joking here?? What would you really exspect to gain from all of that out of interest

Shao-LiN
11-02-2005, 07:20 PM
Squat until you puke... that's the best cardio
Try regular Squats with just the bar - around 100 of them
Then do 100 Sumo Squats
Then do a 100 sissy squats w/o the bar
Take a rest - and do it again..

Or if you really crazy... try a couple hundred Hindu Squats
For more info on them - goto
http://www.stadion.com/column_stretch22.html
or
http://www.mattfurey.com/hindu_squats.html

Wow, no. I'd rather go for a run.

mikey4402
11-03-2005, 01:30 AM
Wow, no. I'd rather go for a run. i would rather die





racketball is a awsome form of cardio. especailly if there are some hot girls you are trying to show off for :)