Thursday, July 18th - Fitness Thoughts
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Today I stayed in my "range" all the way home! I did a granny jog, where my feet were more or less staying by each other, just moving forward half a me-foot whenever they were picked up, and there was definitely bouncing as I moved.
If I tried to elongate my stride, one foot directly in front of the other, my HRM would go up! The highest it went was 157, which is in the "range" pre-set by the watch, but my highest should be 154 (for Interval Training.. for Jogging, it's even LESS ) My average for the morning, though, was about 126 (That's including a 15 minute walk), so it's not bad.
I'm not sure if I can reasonably incorporate this into my routine, at least right now, or not.. but I've been itching to do some upper body strength training in the mornings, and the walk to summer camp pretty much has a monopoly on my time (and no, I cannot pump the weights while I walk- I need my hands free.)
So, I figured that on some mornings where I get home relatively early- like before 7:30- I can do "supersets" of one exercise. Essentially, go up to 50, or 100 of exercises, or until my body fatigues.
- Push-Ups (Wall)
- Lunges (Walking, I hate lunges and doing it in one spot would BORE me)
- Biceps Curls
Of course, this is still in the idea phase- I still need to incorporate it! And figure out if I'm going to track it in the same timeframe as my walk/jogs, or if I'm going to pause my HRM, cooldown for a minute, and then go into it.