Issue #30


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Ask Misty
By Misty Green

Cardio Alternative
I have been running and doing a circuit type program for my cardio up until about a month ago.  Somehow I managed to hurt my ankle and didn’t let it heal properly when I first injured it.  So now running and other weight bearing activities are out of the question.  I was hoping you could give me an idea of a non-impact cardio workout that will still get my heart rate up.  I am going crazy not being able to do some type of cardio activity.

Misty Green

Theresa, I can absolutely sympathize with your dilemma.  First and foremost you should always check with your physician before starting any type of new program.  With that being said, I myself have torn ligaments in both of my ankles and understand your frustration.  Back when I ran track & field in college, when I first injured my ankles, I was introduced to the AquaJogger ( http://aquajogger.com/default.htm ).  I still to this day do a pool work out twice a week just to give my body a break from all the pounding.  Some may think that a pool work out is simple and easy, but I can guarantee it will kick you in the butt.  It’s a great non weight-bearing workout that will get your heart rate going.  You can do various types of speed and endurance workouts in the pool.  Here is a small sample of workouts you can try to get you going:
Things to know to understand workout:
*AquaJogger is worn around the waist (I myself use the belt only and haven’t used the foot pads or arm          weights, I suggest trying it with just the belt first)
*Workout is to be done in the deep end of the pool and your feet are not to be touching the bottom of the   pool
*Your form should mimic a running motion, don’t let yourself lean to far forward throughout workout or else you are swimming instead of running
*warm up is a light jog (deep end)
*hard = running as hard as you can
*easy = slow pace run (active rest)
*cool down = same as warm up

Misty Green


Workout #1
10 min warm up
1min hard, 1min easy (repeat this 10 – 15 times, depending on how you feel)
10 min cool down

Workout #2
10 min warm up
30sec fast; 1min easy (repeat this 15 times)
10 min cool down

Workout #3
10 min warm up
1min hard, 1min rest (repeat 5 times)
15 sec hard, 30 sec rest (repeat 5 times)
10 min cool down

I hope you enjoy these workouts.  Continue to train hard and have fun throughout your fitness journey!

Misty Green

*On a side note, I just recently moved to Florida and I wanted to send a thank you to Tim & Brandie Gardner and everyone at Body*Tech Fitness Emporium (http://www.bodytechonline.com/ ).  It’s always tough moving to a new area and finding just that perfect new place to work out, you know, where you feel at home.  Everyone at Body*Tech has welcomed me with open arms and it truly is a supportive environment, no matter what your fitness goals are. If you’re ever in the area swing by and check them out. You will absolutely love the energy & environment they have to offer!

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Being a competitive track star, Misty decided to compete and is very close to obtaining her pro card. She impressed many at the 2005 Emerald Cup and Jr. Nationals in Chicago. Next year she will be looking to get her pro card. Misty's track background and strong plyometric techniques have made her legs stand out from all other competitors. The article here is a classic HardFitness read so enjoy and learn.

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