Fitness Videos - Low Impact/High Cardio?

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10-18-2008, 03:10 AM
Hey All--
I've been looking around to see if there are any videos out there that don't involve too much "jumping" or "Twisting"??? I injured my knee in May and have tried really hard not to let that stop me exercising, but unfortunately... :(

As for the injury: I'm pretty sure it is "loose back of the knee muscles"-- When I took my Roller Skating fall, I felt weirdness (to put it in non-gross language!) in the back of my knee-- The doctor thought it was a patella thing, but now, even when I do back-leg-extensions (on all fours, extend leg behind to straight, then bring back in) I feel the back of my knee "catch".. If that makes sense :(
Dunno if that was relevant, but I thought it might be nice to add that in there, in case someone else has an injury or condition similar to mine!

So-- Basically any standing twists, any hopping, any pivoting... all out of the question. It's AMAZING what stress we put on our knees!!!

Thing is-- I'm pretty fit, cardiovascularly, because I dance (weirdly enough, jumping like crazy in Irish Dance doesn't affect my knee at all...:?:) So I need something that will make me SWEAT and get a good cardio workout!!

Anyone have any suggestions? I'm getting desperate to MOVE!! :)

Kim K
10-18-2008, 03:30 AM
Hi. :) Have you ever tried the Leslie Sansone walking videos?
I use one and brisk walk 3 miles with her program. It looks easier than it is! My heart rate stays elevated and I sweat A LOT! You can check out clips of her videos here:

10-18-2008, 03:40 AM
Hi Kim :) I could only get the cardio hips buns and thighs link to work (I'm on a mac...:p) The movements she uses with the kicks, and the squat and kicks are too "jerky"... (I guess I should have included flinging kicks in things I can't do!!...)
Although, if there's just "walking" videos, maybe I'll give one of those a go :) That 3 mile walk video you talked about sounds interesting!

Kim K
10-18-2008, 04:28 AM
Hi again. :) I'm sorry I wasn't more specific about the video. Even in the one I have 'Walk Away The Pounds - Intensity Walk', she does do knee raises and kicks.
I hope someone will come up with something that is right for you! I get a lot of good advice on this site! Good luck! :)

10-18-2008, 04:08 PM
Thanks!!! And thanks so much for the quick replies!!!
I didn't think those kicks and squats would be a big deal... but I tried them, and, apparently they are. :( They look like great videos for when my knee is stronger, though! I'll definitely keep them in mind ;)