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1st day trying HIIT... ouch!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pic is me- holding my Oxygen magazine from last month- I need to get a new one! LOL But I'm broke- anyway I wanna look like her!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay- WOW. I got back from the gym not too long ago- and OMGosh- I am exhausted. I don't know if I even did it right- but let me tell you it kicked my arse! haha Here is what I did- I got on the Elliptical- set the Resistance thingy to 4, and started off kind of slow to warm up. I warmed up for about 3 minutes I think. And then I kicked the intensity up to 6 and went at it hard for 2 minutes. Back down to 4 for 30 seconds. Back up to 7 for 2 minutes. Back down to 4 for 30 seconds back up to 7 again for 2 minutes. Back down to 4 for 30 seoconds. Back up to 8 for 2 minutes. Down to 4 for 30 seconds. Up to 9 for 2 minutes and back down to 4 for 30 seconds... And one last time back up to 9 for 2 minutes. [About 20 minutes]. Then I continued for another 10 minutes at 5 -but at steady speed- just ging normally. By the time 20 minutes was up though I thought my lungs were going to come out -LOL I almost just stopped at the 20 minutes- but I really wanted to get in 30 minutes of cardio. I still dead some leg weights afterwards- not many just a couple- then I showered and got back to work- but best workout I think I have ever had... If I'm not doing something right- please let me know -or what I should do instead! Input is welcome!

Have a SPARKtastic day!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sounds like you got a total butt kicking workout girl....GOOD FOR YOU for making it through it....You are more woman than me!

    From what I've read and how I do HIIT it seems to be like a 1:2 ratio (I think I got those numbers right)...For example...you do 20 secs ALL OUT and then 60 secs of low to no action...then 20 secs ALL out and 60 secs. down time....Not to say that the way you did it isn't effective, I would TOTALLY imagine that it is...Its just waay harder and almost backwards from what I've read.......It's like sprinting...you sprint short and sweet and hard....then lower your level.

    Anyway..sounds like you got a grreat one in........Oh, and also, be careful of going too long (20 mins in this type of workout is sufficient) 'cause I KNOW you don't want to be burning muscle for fuel and that's what can happen if you do too much.

    ROCK ON WOMAN! emoticon emoticon to you for making it!

    Oh, and when I was buying that Oxygen in the store last week a woman looked at it going through the register and was like "That magazine cover is depressing" I suggested she check out SP and told her that she could have that if she wanted it :)
    4662 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/30/2008 9:22:08 PM
    WOW sounds like you got a good workout in. and OMGoodness your lungs were going to come out of you.. WOW wow!!! HAHA.. I will have to try that at the gym tomorrow.
    Good Job!!!
    Keep It Up!!!
    4662 days ago
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