Low-impact: the workout for all

Low Impact

There can be some confusion among exercisers around what a low-impact workout means. Don’t you think it sounds as if it eliminates the thing that we are doing it for – results? Luckily that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you think a low-impact does not sound like the kind of activity for you, you should definitely read on!

What is low Impact?

The amount of ‘impact’ you experience during a workout, is generally measured by the amount of contact you make with the ground. High impact exercises let you forcefully collide with the ground at a fast pace, putting a lot of pressure onto your muscles. Low-impact is quite the opposite: with little jumping, skipping and running involved — no stress is pressed onto the joints.

Challenging, but stress-free

When you are considering what kind of workout suits you best: don’t be fooled. Even though the principle of the exercise is low-impact — that doesn’t mean the workout is simply playing-it-safe. Depending on the design of your workout, it will get you dripping in sweat and your heart racing. Only without damaging pressure put onto your precious body!

Rowing is a great example, of a low-impact exercise. The rowing machine works every muscle in your body while also engaging your heart and lungs, allowing you to greatly improve your endurance. The constant interaction of the muscles and stamina training, let you train your strength and blast some fat all at once.

Who should choose low-impact training?

There is not really another way to put it: it is for all you lot. Rowing is great for all ages, and at all different levels of intensity, because of these injury-safe factors. And if you are struggling with a joint, bone or connective tissue injury — low-impact workouts are perfect for in the recovery phase. And even if you’re pregnant, you’ll get through this thing because of the easy motions. No excuse not to do it, actually.

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