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People got tired of, or by, my work-out posts, so I gave it a rest until tonight.
For cardio conditioning, it's the intensity - not the time spent.
"Runnin' man is a great conditioning tool to integrate rhythm, timing, and footwork into your routine. As a double bonus there is a big decrease in impact compared to traditional jogging." Properly done, jump rope games are almost zero joint impact other than toes. Lately, I see more and more people incorporating it into their cardio routines. Often, three one-minute sets of rope mixed with some other stuff.
If you can do Running Man for longer than a minute without getting winded, let us know.
How does Running Man work? Clearly there is a moment in this fast jogging in which neither foot is on the ground - but one is not aware of that when doing it. Seems like magic. By the way, this guy is stepping a bit too high and his arms are too wide for correct technique, but he has good speed:
I was still enjoying the posts. Down 52 lbs. myself--and only about 14 to go before I am no longer obese and am merely overweight. I'm still doing baby-step workouts, not like yours, and in any case at this stage it's still more about what I eat than how I work out. Nevertheless, I can jog for a full 1.5 mile now, something I haven't done since youth, I am completely off of all medications, and my fasting glucose is normal.
For anyone who's interested, I highly recommend myfitnesspal.com, a free site where you can calculate and log food and exercise calories, track your weight, and get a lot of friendly guidance. My whole life turned around when I joined last November.