Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Well I completed my MAP TEST Monday morning and the results were confusing to me to say the least. The trainer/programer said based on the results he could tell I was a runner(something I never would have qualified myself as) and found out that I am ineffiecient in my fat burning while doing cardio. If you look back at previously posted blogs i mention heart rate training and training in those zones. Apparently I am doing most of my time above my Anerobic Threshold, meaning I am burning tons of sugar/glucose and not much fat. Grrrr. SO which the results they were able to give me three cardio workouts to help me burn fat, increase my maxVO2, and make me more efficient when i work out.
So what are these workouts like?
The first one I did yesterday was the base aerobic workout. It is a folllows:
Heart rate segment time total time
(122-133) 10 min 10 min
(133-139) 10 min 20 min
(139-144) 10 30 min
(133-139) 10 40
(139-144) 10 50
(133-139) 5 55
(122-133) 5 60
I have a choice of either running/jogging it or walking it using an incline to adjust for heart rate changes.
I found a couple things difficult while doing it the first time. I choose to walk with inclines the first time. I find it very difficult to doing the same thing for a long period of time and usually at the 30 minutes mark my mind starts to wonder. 60 minutes was painful. Also I found it difficult to maintain a heart rate and constanatly had to play with the incline and speed.
I also wonder if I have to only use the tredmill or if I can use the elliptical or bike as well. I aalso might try doing the program while hiking to keep away from boredom.