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    Jumping Jacks good for cardio??

    With ice and snow fast approaching, I was wondering if this is a good cardio exercise. I don't have money for a gym, and the one at school, never has any free cardio machines. Soon it'll be to nasty to run outside, so is this a good cardio exercise?

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    I hear jump rope is good. Anyhow, a little snow never hurt anyone, didn't you see rocky 4?

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    Originally posted by brandeissansoo
    I hear jump rope is good. Anyhow, a little snow never hurt anyone, didn't you see rocky 4?
    No room for jump rope. My land lord has the car port cluttered with junk.

    It's not the snow I'm worried about, it's the nasty ice.

    I don't think I've seen Rocky 4. I'm assuming he runs in some snow.

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    Russian snow.

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    You could do jumping jacks, but I prefer things lke squats and push-ups. That way you get some strength benefit too.

    And if you just want to do cardio, why not shadow box? You work your cardio and your techniques.

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    Originally posted by Punisher
    You could do jumping jacks, but I prefer things lke squats and push-ups. That way you get some strength benefit too.

    And if you just want to do cardio, why not shadow box? You work your cardio and your techniques.
    See I do my cardio frist

    The pushup, adominal, and legs.

    Sometimes I'll do jumping jacks for a bit, shadowbox, then jumping jacks.

    So what I'm doing works for cardio?

    Cool.

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    Charles Staley, in the book "Science of Martial Arts Training", says that jumping jacks are good for elevating the heart rate and little else. The same energy could be dedicated to something else for a warm up. What are you doing the cardio stuff for? Competition? General fitness? That might help dictate what you do, even in the absense of machines.

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    Originally posted by brandeissansoo
    Russian snow.
    Whoops missed this.

    He could run through that?

    Man that would have been up to his hips.

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    Originally posted by MadeOfOlives
    Charles Staley, in the book "Science of Martial Arts Training", says that jumping jacks are good for elevating the heart rate and little else. The same energy could be dedicated to something else for a warm up. What are you doing the cardio stuff for? Competition? General fitness? That might help dictate what you do, even in the absense of machines.

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    Really?

    Right now general fitness, since there are no good martial arts schools around me at the moment.

    My legs seem to get a decent workout from them.

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    He's rocky for god's sake.

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