I was just over on caloriesperhour and with my weight+time I burned a little over 600 calories jogging in place!
That makes me so happy! I used to like jump rope but the coordination and effect on my ankles and knees was too much for me. Plus, I can't really do it anywhere but the creepy, spider infested basement/garage which also is about to be too packed for me since winter is coming and my car needs to go in the garage.
I was really upset and decided to just jump around in my room, which turned to jogging in place. I keep a good steady jog, keep my knees up and don't stop. The effects FEEL the same as when I jump rope. I get sore in all the same places AND more actually. O_o Plus, I stay motivated because I just watch something that makes me happy or amped, like a cartoon or The Ultimate Fighter (mmm hot guys, working out hard...good motivation for me), or those reality TV challenges where they have a lot of physical work.
I think this is pretty good! I know as I get smaller I won't burn as much, but does this sound like something I should keep up with? I pair it with some strength training (mostly upper body) and when I'm really into it I punch around or twist my core. I love this because my knees haven't hurt once and if my ankles start to ache I just go flat foot and make sure to go faster and get my knees higher.
Keep it up?
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