Because of my tendonitis, I’m out of cycling at the moment. And … it pisses me of. I need a minimum of endurance sport, to get my stresslevel down and to stay calm. But since my normal level is about ten hours a week, it’s hard to find a sport which equals in amount, but doesn’t use my feet to much.
At first I thought of kayaking. Which would be really nice, cause it engages the core, works my upper body, I can do it for hours and it only uses my feet to keep my body in place. Would be cool for my wife, cause I guess, that she loves biceps and sixpacks. 🙂
But guess what: It’s expensive, if you want to do it right. A one person kayak begins at 500€ and goes way up to 5.000€. Then I have the costs of weather gear and transport. Not to mention, that I’ll have to maintain this thing, almost like a bike. Which not only consumes my money, but also my time. Then it would take up too much room in my cellar and I could only use it during a certain period of time. I guess from April to September. And then – in the kayak off season – I would loose my hard earned biceps unless I buy a kayak-ergo for 2.500€.
You see, where this is going. Stay minimal. Maybe I go out in the next few weekends and rent one. Seems cheaper. Until then I stick with swimming 😉
Do you have any ideas for an endurance based core- or upper body workout?