Friday, October 05, 2012
My student trainer had cardio planned for the menu today! Started out on the treadmill for 30 minutes, moving from 0 to 10 on the incline, 2.5 to 4.0 on the speed. I held the 10 incline/4.0 for 2 minutes. We gradually went up and gradually moved down. It was good.
Then on to the Expresso bike (one of my personal favs). We selected a 2.3 mile course with some hills. I was focusing more on working hard than capturing actual numbers, but I know I hit 15-16 mph quite a few times. I was on the bike for about 10 minutes.
Then on to the Cybex ARC Trainer (she didn't want me to be afraid to get back on after my experience Wed. evening). We kept the resistance at 15 the entire 10 minutes, but started at level 1 and increased at one minute intervals until we got to level 10, then she gradually brought it back down for 5 mins of cool down.
All in all, 5 min of warm up, 45 mins, then 5 min of cool down.
85% Avg HR
93% Max HR
324 calories (not including warm up/cool down)
I always go by my HR monitor calorie count and not the machine or what SP actually assigns because I believe it's more accurate.
I had my day off yesterday, so I'll be doing some additional upper body/core work this evening and definitely hitting up the gym both Sat. and Sun. My goal is to hit the maximum 410 minutes allowed by the challenge at work per week during Oct.