Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot problems?

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Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot problems?

#1 Postby Dreamqueen » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:05 pm

Hi everyone,

So I enjoy running and cycling and lifting weights (the last in a pretty minor way--only once or twice a week).

I've recently been having problems with one foot; got new orthotics and it's getting worse. The podiatrist told me to give myself 6 weeks to adjust to the new inserts before coming back...that's in 2-3 weeks.

In the meantime, I'm actually having trouble walking and so am not running much. So here's my question:

Besides cycling and swimming, any thoughts on good cardio workouts that don't involve much or any footwork? I suspect the answer's no, but thought the collective brain might yield more than my solo brain. :)

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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#2 Postby mrbear666 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:41 pm

weight training circuits with high reps no rest? :D
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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#3 Postby Synny667 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:32 pm

I would say yoga personally. It helps stretch your foot, well entire body, and you can work up a good sweat. I know yoga helped when my heel was so tender I was walking on tiptoes to get around
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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#4 Postby SeaSiren » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:46 pm

mrbear666 wrote:weight training circuits with high reps no rest? :D


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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#5 Postby stcalico » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:54 pm

Rowing. If you push hard it is good cardio.
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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#6 Postby Dreamqueen » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:24 pm

Thanks everyone! I'll try everything but the rowing machine...I used to row in an actual boat and so the machine is too horrible to contemplate again since I know how good the real thing is. :)
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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#7 Postby axlastro » Fri May 17, 2013 12:24 pm

Yoga is great. You could find a place with nice and soft grass and run on it - I'm having foot problems myself and running on grass is really great, strengtening your feet and ankles and no knee pains at all. It's all natural.

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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#8 Postby Glasvegan » Sat May 18, 2013 11:53 am

Elliptical? I've had collapsed ankles (overpronation) for years so have avoided any impact cardio and just stuck to the crosstrainer. Foot problems are horrible, hope it sorts itself.
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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#9 Postby Jenie » Thu May 30, 2013 1:09 am

Yup! I also prefer to yoga. It will really help for you. Hope you will get well soon

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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#10 Postby JubNZ » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:19 am

Might first instinct was to say swimming....yoga works too
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Re: Good cardio recommendations for someone with foot proble

#11 Postby maybenot » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:58 am

JubNZ wrote:Might first instinct was to say swimming....yoga works too

2 votes for swimming =)
weight training, high reps, no rest being a close second


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