Post # 1
I was talking with my friend about starting a new sports in the fall. We are having hard time figuring out what to do.
I’m rehabilitating a torn ACL. She has an injury in the left side of her legs (glutes, quads, hamstring) that gets aggravated when they get strained. I play(ed) soccer where I got the injury and she used to do crossfit but cannot do it due to her injury.
To give you and idea, she cannot cycle or anything with too much squatting. She cannot do badminton, but she can do tennis. Badminton is too quick for her but we are so shit at tennis so it doesnt get aggravated. I on the other hand at this moment cannot do jumping or contact sports.
We are currently doing deep water running and swimming but want to start something that really gets a sweat on. We had a brainstorming session and had some ideas but I feel like we are not thinking outside our little boxes. I was wondering if you guys would have any ideas?<!–/data/user/0/com.samsung.android.app.notes/files/share/clipdata_190528_220650_554.sdoc–>
Post # 2
Have you considered yoga? I know a lot of people think it’s just breathing & stretching, but depending on the class and type of yoga, you can actually get a really fantastic aerobic workout in addition to the muscle building benefits. My FH was shocked at how sweaty and tired he was after his first class. Another great thing about it is you can modify any position to accomodate your skill level and injuries.
Post # 4
Love tennis. Such a good social sport
Post # 5
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Have you heard of pickleball? It’s like badminton or tennis but a little bit slower paced. It might be something that works for both of you.
Post # 6
Do you actually just want the feel of sweat? Or do you want something that’s more of a social sport than swimming is? Because swimming is an amazing form of exercise and if you’re doing it with the intent of it being a workout (rather than just floating around), it can be an even better workout than most land sports. (I was a competitive swimmer most of my life, so I’m obviously pretty biased though…)
I also played water polo competitively and it’s a contact sport, which you say you don’t want, so I’d cross that off the list.
What about ultimate frisbee or flag football? Also like the rowing suggestion — you could do indoor rowing if you don’t have easy access to the water.
Post # 7
How about volleyball? You could do sand or water.
Post # 8
yes! That is what I came here to recommend.
OP- the court is a bit smaller and the ball moves a bit slower, however I still break a bit of a sweat when I play. It’s fun socializing with other teams as well.
Post # 9
Thank you! Some great ideas. At this moment the purpose is just to get some ideas. It’s so easy to get stuck on things that you are familiar with. These are great suggestions so keep em’ coming.
Any other suggestions for non team exercice?
Post # 10
I love going to gym classes cause you can either go with a friend or by yourself and know you’re always still part of the group. I enjoy them as it’s along to music too! You can do weights type ones or something more cardio.
Post # 11
Roller derby! Or speed skate. Roller skating is a great workout but is easier on joints than other hobbies
Post # 12
I agree with wineosaur I do yoga any time I am recovering from an injury and I am always shocked how much of a cardio workout it actually is! I do a class to keep me into it and I just let the instructor know beforehand whats bothering me and she helps! It’s been a while since I’ve done it, but it was great!
I also play sand volleyball and basketball, but those are difficult with the injuries you have described. Have you tried boxing? I am obsessed and it is a great full body workout. You can moidfy anything in that class as well (for example instead of squat jumps just do squats and come up on your toes). It is a social class that you can both take together and we just hit a heavy bag. It is so empowering and an amazing workout!
Post # 13
Purmaid2019 : Roller Derby has a high potential for injury, though. Had a couple friends who did it and got hurt!
I was going to suggest martial arts. Most do involve contact, but not all, and some are lighter contact sports. Tai Chi isn’t a contact sports at all. I did taekwondo for years and only sustained minor shin bruises from sparring (and when you spar, you’re padded!). Jeet Kune Do was also great and involved only a little grappling (but I think that was just my instructor mixing in some Hap Ki Do – I don’t know how much grappling and floor stuff is actually part of JKD). Worth looking into! Those are great because they’re classes, but they’re also not TEAM sports.
Post # 14
Great ideas. Keep tuen coming. We dont necessarily need to do these together. It’s just sometimes easier to go to new place with a friend.
Some suggestions are not possible due to injuries, time commitment, skill level or availability but they have been nice ideas otherwise. Some have been added to the list and some are already in use. I like getting new ideas and perspectives and hopefully someone else is getting new ideas aswell.
Post # 15
if you can find a league near you inner tube water polo is awesome! Not as intense as regular water polo but still a good upper body workout.