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Number 11 checking in...

I think the VO2 max calculator I used is broken or something. I took my resting heart rate 3 times and used the average, then put in my age and its got me down as having an 'Excellent' VO2 max. Since when did I go from flabby and unfit to excellent in anything to do with fitness?

Yet in another test that didn't include age or heart rate, that just went on what I percieved my speed at walking a mile would be, I was 'bleurgh'.

Another one that I have just tried has my fitness age as 70 years old (if I had done this 4 months ago would it have told me that I was dead and should get off the computer?) but my VO2 Max, adjusted for age was 35ml/kg/min which wasn't too bad for my general weight etc. I am going to bookmark that site and see if things change on a month by month basis.
Julieathome wrote: Number 11 checking in...

I think the VO2 max calculator I used is broken or something. I took my resting heart rate 3 times and used the average, then put in my age and its got me down as having an 'Excellent' VO2 max. Since when did I go from flabby and unfit to excellent in anything to do with fitness?

Yet in another test that didn't include age or heart rate, that just went on what I percieved my speed at walking a mile would be, I was 'bleurgh'.

Another one that I have just tried has my fitness age as 70 years old (if I had done this 4 months ago would it have told me that I was dead and should get off the computer?) but my VO2 Max, adjusted for age was 35ml/kg/min which wasn't too bad for my general weight etc. I am going to bookmark that site and see if things change on a month by month basis.


thanks for checking in Julie
what device do you use for this? brand?
I used this link in the end... http://www.ntnu.edu/cerg/vo2max it was much more detailed.
Julieathome wrote: I used this link in the end... http://www.ntnu.edu/cerg/vo2max it was much more detailed.



ill try it thanks
Count me in, i already do 3 lots of 20 seconds on a bike three times a week.
It exhausts me but i feel so good for doing it.
mandyjane wrote: Count me in, i already do 3 lots of 20 seconds on a bike three times a week.
It exhausts me but i feel so good for doing it.



you are member 23 @mandyjane Thank you for joining the group.

good to see you are already doing the aerobic stuff

what do you think about adding strength or resistance training to your weekly pattern.

when you say it exhausts you but you feel so good.. nice to hear. they say "no pain no gain"

im wondeirng if HIT ... the intense training is "less" painful just because its shorter.. than say doing the 1 hour gym workout
Hi @Juliana.Rivers (and everyone else). I would like to join your club if I may. I have been interested in this HIIT exercise ever since I watched MM's " The Truth About Exercise" video last year when I started 5:2. His book, Fast Exercise, doesn't come out in Canada until Mar.25.
Meanwhile I have read some about HIIT and bought a DVD from Amazon that was the only video that came up when I searched for "high intensity interval training". Briefly perused the video but haven't started anything yet. Like you, I'm not sure about how often, how long for each session etc. This video has 10 minute work-outs and you just go as hard as you can for 20 sec with 10 sec rests then repeat.
In any event, I am off tomorrow on a one-week cruise and likely won't start anything until I return but I really, really want to join. OK??? :grin:
judithn wrote: Hi @Juliana.Rivers (and everyone else). I would like to join your club if I may. I have been interested in this HIIT exercise ever since I watched MM's " The Truth About Exercise" video last year when I started 5:2. His book, Fast Exercise, doesn't come out in Canada until Mar.25.
Meanwhile I have read some about HIIT and bought a DVD from Amazon that was the only video that came up when I searched for "high intensity interval training". Briefly perused the video but haven't started anything yet. Like you, I'm not sure about how often, how long for each session etc. This video has 10 minute work-outs and you just go as hard as you can for 20 sec with 10 sec rests then repeat.
In any event, I am off tomorrow on a one-week cruise and likely won't start anything until I return but I really, really want to join. OK??? :grin:



absolutely .. you are member 24 @judithn

cruise... lucky you! i guess theres a dance floor you can do some HIT aerobics

with the book, can you buy it online from amazon. and have them ship it to you? theres a link on this site to amazon as that helps contribute to the forum

i watched the MM video too. worth watching it again. for those that didnt see it (and note this is before the 5:2 program)

this is the original BBC article with the video in the middle http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17177251

or
http://vimeo.com/51836895
Juliana.Rivers wrote: Welcome in @MaryAnn Member 15

thanks for joining everyone.. learning so much already. the variations are wide as i expected.

Maryann with your goals they are great.. with muscle .. how is that measured. ?


cool cool cool. I was lucky 15 in the Xmas club, too :-)

My scales gives a percentage for body fat and muscle. I'm not sure how it's calculated.

Also… about strength/resistance training, I'm pretty sure what MM does in the book is based on this: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/0 ... ef=general
which is based on this publication: http://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitn ... HT_.5.aspx
I know it's the HIT club, but i am wondering what others in the club might be doing for strength training. There's the link above, which I think is what MM is doing (I have the book, but I've just started that section). I can't do a lot of those exercises that I'm most interested in (the ones for bat wing, I mean tricep, toning) because my wrist cannot withstand the weight and is also not quite flexible enough yet. I am using machines in the gym at work, with an extra tricep exercise added on.

I'm lucky that the work gym is really reasonable: we get charged 400 yen (about $4 US) per use, but max out at 4000yen per month. Plus you only get charged once a day, so you can do HIIT in the morning and strength training in the evening and only get charged once. It's really convenient, too, of course, since it's right here. The downside is that it's pretty small and can get quite busy in the evening.

I've already missed two sessions this week because I'm sick, but I'm getting better and looking forward to getting back to it!
I went to a website (shapesense.com) and put in my resting HR and my VO2max was considered "excellent" for my age :shock: :confused: I am doing NOTHING. I even avoid stairs at work if I can. Peculiar!! Will look into it. :geek:
MaryAnn wrote:
Juliana.Rivers wrote: Welcome in @MaryAnn Member 15

thanks for joining everyone.. learning so much already. the variations are wide as i expected.

Maryann with your goals they are great.. with muscle .. how is that measured. ?


cool cool cool. I was lucky 15 in the Xmas club, too :-)

My scales gives a percentage for body fat and muscle. I'm not sure how it's calculated.

Also… about strength/resistance training, I'm pretty sure what MM does in the book is based on this: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/0 ... ef=general
which is based on this publication: http://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitn ... HT_.5.aspx


thats scary with the coincidence with the 2 same numbers. happens all the time around me.

last one was my daughter saying i mush play powerball last week with the number 8. i brushed it aside till i went to a shop and bought some groceries all totalling to 8.00 ... so i played the number.. didnt win but its an interesting story


re the references ill take a look thanks for posting. if anyone wants to comment on these publications in the light of HIT goals, please do so.
MaryAnn wrote: I know it's the HIT club, but i am wondering what others in the club might be doing for strength training. There's the link above, which I think is what MM is doing (I have the book, but I've just started that section). I can't do a lot of those exercises that I'm most interested in (the ones for bat wing, I mean tricep, toning) because my wrist cannot withstand the weight and is also not quite flexible enough yet. I am using machines in the gym at work, with an extra tricep exercise added on.



its interesting that you pose that question like that. now i havent read MMs book yet but he said clearly in the TV program that HIT should be some aerobic and some strength so im guessing strenth training should be part of the HIT program we work out for ourselves

I wish i can afford a personal trainer :-)

had one once attached to my gym when i belonged but sometimes they can work you too hard

maybe when i become rich and famous. lol
Thanks for the join :)

The link that you posted Julianna is exactly the exercises I am doing with the 7ًminute workout. I also am unable to do a couple of exercises due to a dodgy shoulder. I can't do the half plank or the push ups with rotation so I have substituted those for other exercises.

I have set my own timer with an app from the App Store called gymboss. I can't find a link right now but will post one soon. Now I've added the MM style 3 Bursts of 20 secs to the mix as well. It has a beeper that goes off for the start of each set.

Here's the link...

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gymboss ... 87448?mt=8

I will be able to keep track by seeing my fitbit step stats go down! I have an app so it should be pretty easy to track.

Yesterday was day one and as expected my body is pretty sore today and in a good way.

I go to the UK on Tuesday for a couple of weeks so not sure if I'll be able to continue there but as I need no equipment and only a short time, I'm hoping it will be ok.

Have a good day everyone :)
*shuffles in, in a very soggy state*
Well, fellow HIITers
number 4 checking in with a RESULT :oops:
Mad max and I are once again reacquainted. Oh, has he lost fitness in the wilderness months- oh boy, has he! :bugeyes:
However, as Juliana suggested, I went very easy on him.
The book I have (No Bull-Hiit by Jenn M Leftwich) doesn't actually cover rowing, but has a beginners, intermediate and advanced plan.
Beginners it is
4 times a week for 1 week 5 min warm up
intervals of 20 secs UP 40 secs DOWN x20
cool down
5 min warm up - easy :like:
managed
10 intervals - it's about 9-11 hard strokes
thought I was going to expire :shock:
so
5 min warm down :oops:
then just managed another 10 :neutral:
really thought I would throw up...uggghhhh :shock:
stopped, off madmax and did a standing stretching cool down cos my padded posterior isn't as padded as it was and it's more than a tad uncomfortable :shock:

I'm thinking about what the good Dr M says about strength and aerobic and how both are equally important.
I'm wonderng though if rowing actually hits both bases....any thoughts/research to make this easy on me :geek:
or am I going to be soooo disappointed?
start made, aiming for Sunday as my next. Got a feeling week one may end up being done more than once
Distance rowed was 4.9km, manage to hit 2'03" for 500m at average 28 strokes /min, mostly over 3'15 in DOWN spells
I'll keep an eye on those figures and see if they change
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