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
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
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
- Elliptical Training
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