High-Impact vs. Low-Impact

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At Aquabike, you’ll hear us talk a lot about high-impact workouts versus low-impact workouts. High-impact exercises mean both of your feet are off the ground at the same time, and with low-impact at least one foot is still on the ground. Just so we’re all on the same page, let’s break it down by different kinds of exercises.

Types of High-Impact Exercises

  • Jumping rope
  • Burpees
  • Running

High-impact exercises burn more calories and strengthen bones; however, these kinds of exercises also add stress on joints, ligaments and tendons. They cause pain after a workout and are harder to do when overweight.

Types of Low-Impact Exercises

  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Aquabike

Low-impact exercises provide a great cardio workout without the stress to your joints.

There is also another kind of exercise you should know about, No-Impact. That’s when your feet don’t leave the ground. Some of the low-impact exercises also fit into this category. 

Types of No-Impact Exercises

  • Swimming
  • Elliptical Training
  • Aquabike

 

Image courtesy of Pixabay and creator nattanan23.

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