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LIBBYL1 Posts: 5,933
11/17/12 12:19 A

I have just been tracking as callisthenics high intensity...Not sure if it is anywhere near right though.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 60,322
11/16/12 1:37 P

Here's an article you might find helpful:

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
PANDORA114 Posts: 10
11/16/12 12:23 P

I'm not looking for a magic fitness bullet. I'm just trying to use this to fill in the gaps when I can't get to the gym. It's easier for me to do a 4min interval between housecleaning tasks than to take a full 2hrs to go to the gym, come back, do what I can around the house before my kids come home. Make sense? Crazy life got in the way since my husband is due back on Sunday instead of a few weeks from now...and I"m trying to get all the stuff I INTENDED to do over the course of those weeks, done in a few days. *sigh*

PANDORA114 Posts: 10
11/16/12 12:20 P

If you donít know already, Tabata is a four minute session. Each Tabata has 8 intervals of which you exercise at a very high intensity for 20 seconds. After 20 seconds, you have 10 seconds to rest. Tabata is a form of high intensity training and one of the benefits of high intensity training is that it can boost your metabolism and heart rate up in a matter of seconds. Long distance running requires anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 in order to get your heart rate up. Not only that but you have to maintain that heart rate for the rest of the jog to get your body to burn fat.

According to that site it's 20/10

11/16/12 11:59 A

Normally a Tabata protocol workout is broken into 1 minute segments including a recovery segment to total four minutes. The training effect occurs during the recovery not the work phase. There are four different Tabata type workouts posted in the general discussion forum on the Spark team Resistance Band and bodyweight training.

I have no idea how to best record them since they are strength workouts with a built in cardio component.

It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs

Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

PANDORA114 Posts: 10
11/16/12 8:00 A

Hey all. for the past couple of days I have not been able to get to the gym. stupid life getting in the way. Anyway I have found time for a little working out. HITT. Problem is, I have not been able to find ANYTHING in the fitness tracker to log it accurately. It gives me just the P90X/Insanity thing and I'm like "Dude, I burned WAY more than 35cals doing that thanks"

Any idea how many calories a Tabata style workout would burn?

20s high heel jogs in place (Super high heart rate through the roof 180bpm for all the 20s exercises)
10s Plank
20s jumping jacks
10s squats w/2lb dumbells
20s Mountain climbs
10s plank
20s football hustles
10s squats w/2lb dumbells

Pretty much that for 4 minutes. I'll probably be doing another stint after I clean my bathroom.

Thanks!!! Any help will be appreciated. BTW 180bpm is my active heart rate right now. my resting is between 140-150 on average.

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