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  • Posted On: 04-08-20, 10:37 am (EDT) #1

    Strength-building exercises which do not make you out of breath

    April 8, 2020, 10:37 am

    Hey, I have a perhaps kind of strange request here!

    Just like everyone else, I've been longing to get back to the gym ever since the quarantine went up. So I figured why not try out Scott's home workout program. It's fun and exactly what I was looking for, but after one session I realized that I can't follow that program, or probably any other program for that matter. The thing is, I got the bad boy disease about 4 weeks ago making my breathing very difficult. It is a mild case and the breathing was pretty much back to normal about a week ago, but apparently, I wasn't completely restored and working out and getting out of breath made the issues come back. Now I'm a bit reluctant towards doing any compound exercises or even just slightly heavy ones.

    For the above reason I am looking for exercises I can do at home which do not require me to breathe or bring up my heart rate too much. I've only really thought of the obvious exercises yet: forearm-"curls" and calf raises. At home I have access to a pair of dumbbells and a pull-up bar.
    Do you guys have any other suggestions? I know that this is a pretty off-case which you don't really think about that much, but I think there may be more people in seat, who are well enough to do minor exercises but still not completely well yet.

    Stay safe and wash your hands before eating pizza!
    Anton


    EDIT:
    If it is not obvious, I'm looking for light exercises for increasing or at least somewhat maintaining my strength until this whole thing blows over. The first rays of the spring summer have just started showing here in Sweden, so its really making me want to move my body!

  • Posted On: 04-08-20, 8:55 pm (EDT) #2

    Strength-building exercises which do not make you out of breath

    April 8, 2020, 8:55 pm
    Posted by: Antonje

    Hey, I have a perhaps kind of strange request here!

    Just like everyone else, I've been longing to get back to the gym ever since the quarantine went up. So I figured why not try out Scott's home workout program. It's fun and exactly what I was looking for, but after one session I realized that I can't follow that program, or probably any other program for that matter. The thing is, I got the bad boy disease about 4 weeks ago making my breathing very difficult. It is a mild case and the breathing was pretty much back to normal about a week ago, but apparently, I wasn't completely restored and working out and getting out of breath made the issues come back. Now I'm a bit reluctant towards doing any compound exercises or even just slightly heavy ones.

    For the above reason I am looking for exercises I can do at home which do not require me to breathe or bring up my heart rate too much. I've only really thought of the obvious exercises yet: forearm-"curls" and calf raises. At home I have access to a pair of dumbbells and a pull-up bar.
    Do you guys have any other suggestions? I know that this is a pretty off-case which you don't really think about that much, but I think there may be more people in seat, who are well enough to do minor exercises but still not completely well yet.

    Stay safe and wash your hands before eating pizza!
    Anton


    EDIT:
    If it is not obvious, I'm looking for light exercises for increasing or at least somewhat maintaining my strength until this whole thing blows over. The first rays of the spring summer have just started showing here in Sweden, so its really making me want to move my body!

    @antonje Sorry to hear you got the virus, but that's awesome you made it through man!


    For your exercises, why not just keep doing compounds, but very light. That way you're still going through the motions without exerting yourself too much.


    Even if you can't go super light, just do fewer reps. That's going to be the best way to maintain your strength levels.


    Even push-ups for example - if you challenge yourself too much it will leave you out of breath, if let's say you can do 15 in a row. Instead of doing 15, do maybe 8 - 10 max. It's still going through the motions, but not going to the point of really pushing it to the max.


    Does that make sense?

  • Posted On: 04-09-20, 5:30 am (EDT) #3

    Strength-building exercises which do not make you out of breath

    April 9, 2020, 5:30 am

    Fair enough. I'll make sure to just be careful then.


    Thank you for the input!

  • Posted On: 04-09-20, 8:37 pm (EDT) #4

    Strength-building exercises which do not make you out of breath

    April 9, 2020, 8:37 pm
    Posted by: Antonje

    Fair enough. I'll make sure to just be careful then.


    Thank you for the input!

    @antonje My pleasure! Hope you're able to get back to normal soon!

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