Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Be me

My workout has achieved a regularity that is comforting. There is enough structure that it covers everything, while allowing for enough flexibility that I can tweak it for tired days, shortened gym time, increased ability and the like.

  1. Elliptical - do the minutes and level that make sense for you. The goal is to get your heart rate into a good zone for at least five minutes. Do not push too hard, by getting into your max heart rate, here. (220-Your Age). You should be working hard and energized, not wrecked.
  2. Walk. Recover the heart rate by walking at least ten minutes.
  3. Rowing machine. Same rules as the elliptical. The rowing machine is a full workout in its own right. If you need to shorten your workout, skip the weights but not the row.
  4. Walk again, at least ten minutes.
  5. Plank
  6. Abs work
  7. Weights
  8. Plank
  9. Walk to cool down
  10. Swim
End the whole thing with ten minutes in the hot tub.

Yes, I know it's a lengthy workout, but it's the best part of your day.