Sunday, May 12, 2013
I began Week 4 of the 28-day Bootcamp Challenge. I'm beginning to branch out by incorporating different video workouts into my routine. I'm using Fitness Challenge on the iPad and have found some excellent PumpOne routines. Did a 25 minute arm/dumbbell video on Saturday and loved it. Okay, I didn't quite do all 25 minutes, but I could the exercises and follow the video. In another couple of weeks I should be able to do all 25 minutes.
I'm experimenting with the Polar suggestions for Fat Burning vs. Fitness Focus. Following the Polar App recommendations it appears that Fat Burning is at a lower heart rate that a fitness focus. I need to do some reading about this to determine the validity of that supposition.
UPDATE -- Just read the article on fat burning fact and fiction. So, low intensity does burn more fat, but overall high intensity is better because it burns both. Quote -- "In a nutshell, you’ll burn more fat and more total calories when you exercise at high intensity levels. When you exercise at 70% to 90% of your max heart rate, your body can’t turn stored fat into fuel fast enough to meet the demands of your active muscles. But the more intense your exercise, the more total calories you'll burn during your workout and during the recovery phase afterward. When it comes to weight loss, total calorie expenditure is more important than where the calories are coming from (glucose or stored fat)."
Am needing to calculate the calories burned in horse grooming, riding, and walking. I'm having trouble finding an accurate calculator for this type of activity. I read on a posting that someone wore their HRM while working with horses to capture the calories used. I may need to do the same thing.