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Old 03-05-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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I recently picked up jogging, and because I have the same problem with the weather where I live I jog in my house standing in the same place, its not boring at all for me if I listen to some motivating music or jogging to on wii fit. The people who said jogging in place doesnt do anything for you obviously dont know what theyre talking about because when I do it I sweat, breath hard and my claves are sore as hell. Also I did notice that jogging in place is a bit different from actually jogging, i find its more painful on my legs and my chest, I'm not really sure why but I think that if you keep it up you'll eventually get used to it and the soreness will go away.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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How do you figure? Thanks for the burpee recommendation.
Running uses muscles to move your body forward. Jogging in place does not use those muscles--you are not pushing off the ground to propel yourself forward.

Running up stairs is forward + up, so that's even harder than running on a flat surface.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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I think most people would agree that jogging when you are actually moving forward is better exercise and generally more interesting as well. That said, jogging in place is better than standing still!

Jogging in place is easy to do, you don't need to dress for the elements, it's safer (in a number of ways), you can watch TV while jogging, etc.

Jogging in place also burns calories - here's a link to an online "calories burned by jogging in place" calculator. And according to this calculator, if I run for 30 minutes at 5mph, or jog in place for 30 minutes, I burn the same number of calories.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:32 AM
 
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Running uses muscles to move your body forward. Jogging in place does not use those muscles--you are not pushing off the ground to propel yourself forward.
I would argue that moving forward has nothing to do with burning calories, which is what you need to do to have a good workout. In fact, the laws of physics require VERTICAL motion for you to do any "work". Horizontal motion has nothing to do with it. When you run in place, you are moving your legs up and down, which means you are still doing work! In fact if you go to caloriecount.com you will notice that running in place actually burns MORE calories than jogging outdoors! It's just more awkward and unnatural -- but isn't an elliptical machine that too?
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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jogging in place can increase your heart rate, but you're right that only certain muscle group is used to exert.

If it lefts you sore, then you've not used those mucles and tissues for a while with those stress levels. Try adding some stretching, so that instead of looking forward to 60 minutes of running in place, make it 20 minute stretching, 20 minutes cardio, and 20 minutes of some bodyweight exercises.

So,
Stretching
Squats
Torso twists and bends
Rotation movements of joints such as shoulder and hips.
Push ups and sit ups.

Or you can try compound movements found in aerobics, turbo kick boxing (tkb), or other various programs with music such as tae-bo, etc.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Do you have a local indoor pool, maybe a YMCA? Have you tried aquajogging? It's very good cardio conditioning for running.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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Just wanted to add something from my recent experiences. I've been doing a p90x/Insanity hybrid program and if you know anything about the insanity workouts, you know there is a lot of jogging in place, jumping, etc. involved with that. After the first video or two of that my legs were extremely sore but now I do not get that same soreness as I've adjusted and gotten stronger in those exercises. However, this past weekend I decided to go for a run which is something I haven't attempted since I began my attempt to get back into shape last summer. I only ran about 2 miles but I can tell you that my quads and calves haven't been this sore in a long time! I do still get some soreness in my calves after insanity days but I don't get this kind of soreness in my quads after insanity. I assume this has to do with jogging on the trails and hilly terrain forcing me to use my muscles in a different way than jogging in place on a flat surface.
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Just wanted to add something from my recent experiences. I've been doing a p90x/Insanity hybrid program and if you know anything about the insanity workouts, you know there is a lot of jogging in place, jumping, etc. involved with that. After the first video or two of that my legs were extremely sore but now I do not get that same soreness as I've adjusted and gotten stronger in those exercises. However, this past weekend I decided to go for a run which is something I haven't attempted since I began my attempt to get back into shape last summer. I only ran about 2 miles but I can tell you that my quads and calves haven't been this sore in a long time! I do still get some soreness in my calves after insanity days but I don't get this kind of soreness in my quads after insanity. I assume this has to do with jogging on the trails and hilly terrain forcing me to use my muscles in a different way than jogging in place on a flat surface.
Do body squats.
Do 5, as low as you can, keeping the abs tight, and the back arch and steady.
After 5, deep breath 15 times, then do 5 more.
repeat 5 sets total.

When you think you got your form steady each time, do it 25 times in one set.

You can then increase the resistance by holding some weight (dumbells, milk jugs, etc)

You can do the same body weight exercises such as split squats, and lunges.

If you have stairs, you can step on and lift your other leg and knee high. Do 25 times on each legs.

I would say that you can get as much leg workout from these without running and adding stress on the joins from the jarring impact of a run.
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