I've just started using my local gym. The instructor gave me a tour of the equipment and wrote a program for me. He said I should aim to get my heart in the range of 140-160 bpm. I went back the other day and started the program. I am really struggling to get my heart rate up high enough! (e.g. on the exercise bike, my program was, at level 5, to cycle for 1 minute at 90+ rpm, and then do 30 seconds at 50-60 rpm, and so on for ten minutes). My heart rate only just got to 140.
Am I best to increase the level (on the machine) I'm working at, or to exercise for longer? I'm a distance person, rather than a sprinter- but I also want to burn the most calories possible in the quickest time.
I'm tired of starting over- so I'm going to quit giving up!
| current weight: 170.0