Total workouts completed today

People in the gym at today's peak

People working out now

More statistics
Message Boards

PIYO: DEFINE YOURSELF

Message Boards

Whether you're seeking expert advice or looking for peer support, you'll find helpful and knowledgeable friends on the Message Boards 24 hours a day. 

 

How to post photos in your Message Board threads:


Threads [ Previous | Next ]
Hard to complete workouts at maximum, help please:)
Hi all,

For a bit of insight into me I am 36 years old and about 234lbs. I have a steady fitness level not particularly quick but I prefer the long steady endurance type events to short quick sprints.

I am in my first week of INSANITY and I am fully committed to finish the program. I wear a heart rate monitor during the training to see how I am working. The problem is my max hr is always met at the end of the warm up, and I seem to slowly decrease as the training goes on. I do recuperate fairly quickly from 180 / 170 bpm back to 140 ish during the water breaks. I was hoping my endurance would see me through until the fitness catches up a bit.

Although my hr goes down during the training my perceived level of effort is higher. What I want to achieve is that 180+ for the duration of the exercise (less water breaks) without having to taper my efforts near the end. I have a Garmin file showing the work outs I just don't know how to link them for someone to look at. I hope you can see this emoticon

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/253263212

Any advice would be great, thankyou.
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: Hard to complete workouts at maximum, help please:)
12/21/12 4:55 AM as a reply to Bryster1.
Hey there!

Congrats on starting out! It's awesome that you track your progress like this, that's really helpful. I think since you're more used to long, steady endurance training that it might just take some practice to keep your hr that high later in the workout. I know it took me a while to build up to that. I was amazed at how much my endurance improved from the start to the end of the program so keep pushing yourself hard and you'll see that happen too.

Tom
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: Hard to complete workouts at maximum, help please:)
12/21/12 8:51 AM as a reply to Bryster1.
Bryster1:
Hi all,

For a bit of insight into me I am 36 years old and about 234lbs. I have a steady fitness level not particularly quick but I prefer the long steady endurance type events to short quick sprints.

I am in my first week of INSANITY and I am fully committed to finish the program. I wear a heart rate monitor during the training to see how I am working. The problem is my max hr is always met at the end of the warm up, and I seem to slowly decrease as the training goes on. I do recuperate fairly quickly from 180 / 170 bpm back to 140 ish during the water breaks. I was hoping my endurance would see me through until the fitness catches up a bit.

Although my hr goes down during the training my perceived level of effort is higher. What I want to achieve is that 180+ for the duration of the exercise (less water breaks) without having to taper my efforts near the end. I have a Garmin file showing the work outs I just don't know how to link them for someone to look at. I hope you can see this emoticon

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/253263212

Any advice would be great, thankyou.


You are experiencing this because your body is used to endurance training ( Level 1). Insanity is high-intensity training, therefore utilizes much more 02. You're bouncing between Level 2 and Level 3 cardio training. So, your body is learning to adapt. As adaptation occurs, you'll be able to have quicker recovery time and also be able to stay longer in your higher heart rate training zone.

Bottom line....stick with it, as it will get easier!

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
Report Post Report Post
?