Today I had a cardio only day. It felt good to just get on the treadmill and go for 24 mniutes. I'm amazed that I've lost 4 pounds so far since Sunday. I've also slowed the LBM meltdown that was happening with my previous approach. I still have some work to do in that area and so I'm slightly changing up my experiment–nothing major, just a move to keep the LBM intact.
I had a fitness test today. First they did a ton of measurements and took blood. Next they had me do push ups. They had a bubble thing they put under your chest area and asked you to hit that with your chest for one complete push up. I hit 63 push ups (amazed myself actually). The woman said this was an all time record for them. Next they put me on a treadmill at 3.0 mph and a 10.0 incline. They had me walk for 3 minutes. As I was walking she explained that at 3 minutes I had two options: (1) get off the treadmill and be done with the test; or (2) up the speed to 6.0 mph and run another 3 minutes. When she explained that not a single person had ever done the running part, I had to try it. I completed the entire 6 minutes and ended up with a heart rate of 159.
The rest of the day was pretty routine stuff. I had ordered 20 chess sets for the chess class I'm teaching and those arrived tonight. I had to go through the box and confirm everything was there. Tomorrow I will sort out the pieces into complete sets to deliver to the kids on Friday. I also got a large demonstration board to help with the teaching.
|Week Begins 4/20/2008|
|M1 *||5:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||5:30 a.m.|
|M2 *||8:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|M3 *||11:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|M4 *||2:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|M5 *||5:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|M6 *||7:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Water *||264 oz||240 oz||264 oz||240 oz|
|Post-workout nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-sleep nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cals within 5% (+/-) *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Target Ratios (C/P/F)||10/60/30||10/60/30||10/60/30||60/30/10||10/60/30||10/60/30||10/60/30|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||1129||1144||1159||1174||1174||1174||1174|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||1155||1170||1185||1200||1200||1200||1200|
|* = Counts towards total|
|PACE Treadmill||24 minutes|
Thought for the Day:
Trying new things is an effective way to burn more fat. Keep trying new things!
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!