|Activity by Day - July 1 to August 11, 2012|
This week was a good one because of a few wins. First, I have felt strong and good at doing 35 minute elliptical workouts 6 days a week. Sure, I feel it in my legs at times, but I generally feel pretty good once the workouts are done. Scratch that - I feel amazing when the workouts are done, but that's just because it's a whole day until I have to work out again [grin].
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This week I will step up the challenge by actually putting the tension levels on the elliptical at the instructed levels. I have been using the BeatBurn Elliptical app for the past couple of weeks and enjoying it. The app tells me to set the tension at a level between 5% and 80%, while keeping my strides at a pace of between a low of 80 strides per minute to a max of 180 strides per minute. Generally the lower tension goes with the higher stride rate, and vice-versa.
For the past couple of weeks I have been halving the resistance, largely due to poor math skills. For example, when I am told to put the resistance at 80%, I have been selecting "8" on the elliptical machine. But my elliptical has resistance that goes to 20, so I really should have been putting the resistance at 16. I have been feeling strong after my workouts, so I am going to try and set the machine at the actual requested resistance this week. we'll see what happens, and if I can do it. Wish me luck!