Thursday, April 03, 2008

Gym Recap

Cardio only day today...

Cross-trainer: sprint intervals (I chose the cross-trainer because it's way easier to change speeds quickly than it is on the treadmill)
- 5 min warm up
- 30 sec sprints/1:30 recoveries for 15 minutes
- sprints at 10-11 mph/recoveries at 4.5-5.5 mph (note: running on the cross-trainer is way faster than the treadmill)
- 2 minute cooldown

Treadmill: incline intervals
- every two minutes adjusted incline for 20 minutes
- up 3 levels, down 2 levels, up 3 levels, down 2 levels...and so on
- 3 - 4 mph (varying depending on incline)
- 1 min cooldown

Recumb Bike: level 5, random
- 15 minutes at 80 mph+
- 3 min cooldown Pin It


Christina said...

wow amazing workout. I will try those speed drills on the treadmill next time I work out...they seem like a great idea :)

CaRoLyN said...

I just love coming to your always motivates me to drag my butt to the gym!

Thanks for the motivation darlin!

PS...damn those cream eggs...seriously...why do they have to be sooo good?

Bi0nicw0man said...

Oh Carolyn! Thank you!!

haha, those are the best comments. Just when I think that no one cares or that I'm tired and don't feel like typing my day out...a great compliment like that comes along!!

Christina: my trainer told me to do the speed drills to help build my stamina up....I have to move up to 45 sec sprints soon...then 1 minute...then start shortening the recoveries.... :)

Jennifer said...

Looks good!

I've been thinking of trying the crosstrainer. I've done it once before, and I remember that it really wore me out! Much better than the elliptical, and I HATE the elliptical.

Bi0nicw0man said...

Jen: the cross-trainer is good for two reasons...

1) it's way easier to double my speed because it's self propelled...instead of having to use the slow-ass digital button on the treadmill

2) it allows me to go way faster because of the momentum, so it does burn more calories.

Having said that, it's unrealistic because I could never run like that in real life. But it is helping build stamina and lung strength. :)