Friday, October 12, 2012
Today is my 528th consecutive day of cardio.
I'm sure some of you are wondering why I haven't blogged since 21 September. Yes, I'm burning the candle at about three ends, but I'm keeping up with exercise and fitness. If anything suffers, it's the entries on blogs and the calorie counter.
The potential bad news is, of course, gaining weight. By not staying on top of what goes in, I could be adding too many calories. It's a possibility, however if the scale begins to go the wrong direction, I've got the tools and knowledge to nip it in the bud, so to speak.
I am keeping up with a cardio and exercise regimen. Daily, I'm doing twelve sets of one minute runs that takes my pulse rate to 150/160, clearly in the upper range of maximal effort. I suspect that the number will go higher as my heart gets more fit at this type of exercise.
Twelve minutes is the workout, although it takes place over a couple of hours' worth of clock time and I fit it in my day around other activities and work. The twelve minutes comes from Dr Al Sears and the P.A.C.E. concept if you want to check it out on the net.
About four days per week, I do body weight exercises such as crunches, pushups, and squats. Three days a week I do the following (which I've cut down to seven sets):
Bench press, 15 reps
Crunch, 50 reps
Tricep dips, 20 reps
Seated leg extensions, 20 reps
Bicep curls, 20 reps
Squats, 20 reps
Seven days a week, I do the cardio and follow up each set with stretching exercises consisting of:
Forward stretch, 60 seconds
Standing quad stretch, 60 seconds
I apologize to those of you who are interested in the Walk Across America stats. Yep, I have been remiss in the documentation, however I have updated the map as of Wednesday.
The Jog/Walk Across America team stats:
Team distance as of Wednesday 10Oct: 3464