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Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011


had work experience today :D
got to try Fitbox for the first time (though I have done some boxing before
but not that much).  it was so much fun and time flew by.  i need
a lot of work on my technique, but i guess every beginner has that.
the trainer said its a great work out
60% anaerobic
40% aerobic
someone should come with me next time! great cardio :)
i also got to follow around a personal trainer
during one of her sessions.  she was training a middle-aged man
who wanted to increase his cardiovascular fitness
so he could keep up with his kids.  i admired his focus so much
not ONCE did he complain during his session
you could see he was tired and fatigued but he pushed on
so inspiring.



More trivia from Sparkpeople.com

True or False: Cholesterol doesn't play a significant role in your body; it's just bad for you.

 

FALSE.

Cholesterol is a building block of body cells and hormones. It makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high cholesterol, including artery blockage and heart disease, are well-documented. Other studies suggest that very low cholesterol levels can also be harmful and dangerous. The key seems to be making sure your body has enough--but not too much. 




True or False: Vitamins contain calories.

 

FALSE.

Vitamins actually function primarily as catalysts, regulating chemical reactions within the body. They are also essential for the release of energy from food. But they do not provide calories or energy themselves. 

 





"Interval training is basically exercise which consists of activity at high intensity 
for a period of time, followed by low intensity exercise for a period of time. These 'sets' are repeated."


"Interval training leads to many physiological changes including an increase in
cardiovascular efficiency (the ability to deliver oxygen to the working muscles) 
as well as increased tolerance to the build-up of lactic acid. These changes result in improved performance, greater speed, and endurance."


Interval training = more calories burned!


 When i was a beginner to interval training, i started off by setting small goals for myself.  
i would run to a certain tree or lamp post, walk to the next one, then sprint 
again etc.  or i would bring my stopwatch with me, run for 2 mins, and have 
1 min walk (recovery) then another 2 mins. etc. 












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