Swimming as well is good for you if you can include swimming in your routine. Treadwater whilst you in swimming, I usually include a few lengths of breast stroke where I just use my arms and leave my legs trailing. This gets the old heart pumping and is a good work out for your cardio system and your upper body :-D
When at the gym I use the cross trainer. At the moment Im using it for about 25 mins on the hardest level n i think its brilliant. Makes you sweat loads obv not as good as running though. I also go all out on the rowing machine. 3 all out goes for 2 mins each to let the heart recover.
Rob- Do you do this instead of running due to shin splints? Just wondering as i do pretty much the same, using cross trainer and rower.
If so, how are you finding using these 2 items instead of running?
They are all good methods yes but at the end of the day when your out on speed march, on the endurance course or a troop run you wont have a cross trainin or a rower to do it on im not trying to be a kill joy but you need to do as much runnin as you possibly can. Marines thrive on it.
True, but if someone has shin splits and cant run, then the other two exercises make decent enough replacements untill running can be incorporated back into a training regime.
Much better than sitting doing nothing waiting for the injury to heal.