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    "At home" cardio... advice needed

    I have been trying to think of a way to get a good cardio workout at home. I find that I am too tired/lazy/unmotivated to run or jog after a weightlifting workout. I hate running, so freakin boring. I have tried to incorporate it in to my gym routines but I just can't seem to have the motivation. I have been reading "Fat guy GPP" and I feel that I wouldn't be motivated to do much of that in the gym after a workout.

    You might be saying... what about your off days? I would do that but I really don't have much time to spare. Ive got school, research/lab work, guitar, weightlifting, a girl friend, home work... I just can't devote time in the middle of my day for something that won't take too long.

    So now I ask... what is the best way to get a good workout at home? There is a catch... I cannot do anything outside because it's minus 15 degrees centigrade. I would love to pull/move stuff outdoors if I had the chance. Everything I do must be in a house.

    I have come up with some ideas...

    1) Jump rope (this is my main idea at the moment)
    2) Jumping jacks + burpees
    3) Beating my roommates with a heavy object when they are too loud (I would be getting a workout twice a day)
    4) Stealing chemicals from the lab to speed up my heart rate while I watch TV.

    Anyone else have some creative ideas?
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    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    I'd go with option 1 and possibly option 5

    what is option 5, you ask?

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    jumping jacks? squats with little weight maybe. hope these helped

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    I'm in the exact same boat, curious to see what people will say.
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    tabata air squats or pushups?

    KB/DB swings or snatches?

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    I jump rope in the house now that it's winter and I hate running on the treadmill more than outside. Jumping rope is awesome for cardio and coordination.

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    I just started jumping rope about 3-4 weeks ago, I highly recommend it. It's difficult at first, at least for me, and the front of my shins hurt but I am getting better at it. You might want to start by doing sets of 2 minutes and then stagger it with burpees as you said, jumping jacks, and prisoner squats, lunges, etc. you can get a beast of a cardio workout this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWilder View Post
    I'd go with option 1 and possibly option 5

    what is option 5, you ask?

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    +1 for option 5.
    option 3 would be my second choice.
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    Very cool. I think someone should write an article on this type of cardio workout. I think a lot of people would benefit from it.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    to add on to your post guitar, you can do some line jumps and stepups


    i just started swimming after my workout, and it's been kicking the crap out of me. i know this isn't at home but it's something you might want to consider if your gym has a pool and you like to swim.

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    I have considered it but swimming eats up way too much time. I love swimming and I have worked as a lifegaurd for 4-5 summers. It's a great job and swimming is a great workout.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    how about some circuit training?

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