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Date Posted: 08:32:46 05/02/03 Fri
Author: Tracy B
Subject: Re: Is this really that bad to do....
In reply to: Coli 's message, "Re: Is this really that bad to do...." on 15:17:24 05/01/03 Thu

Thanks Coli. This definitely helped. I don't sweat buckets (but I do sweat) and I can still talk so I guess I am doing ok.

I also do walk in place when I start to feel my heart beating faster than it is "suppose" to.

Thanks for your advice and insight!!

>After only 4 workouts, I imagine you aren't hurting
>yourself yet because remember, your heart is a muscle
>and by combining the cardio with the strength
>training, you are working ALL your muscles so they
>will all get into better shape :)
>The chart on the wall is also a suggested AVERAGE for
>those ages. There are plenty of people who have a
>slower or faster than average heart rate as well as
>those who might have an average resting rate but as
>soon as they move it soars. A better way to determine
>if you are doing ok is to make sure you aren't
>sweating buckets and that you can talk at least a
>little while working out. Not necessarily while
>putting your all into the machines, but in general.
>If you aren't able to talk when you get off a machine,
>you might want to slow it down a little bit. a little
>at a time until you find your threshold.
>Another suggestion is that you wait 3-5 seconds on the
>next machine if your heart rate is too high. They
>suggest the wait on the machine instead of the
>recovery station because if you stop for 5 seconds on
>the recovery station, your muscles aren't getting
>their full 30 second recovery from being used all out
>on the last machine. but resting on the next machine,
>you are about ready to use different muscles and it's
>ok to wait. you aren't really losing a whole lot in
>that 5 seconds and it REALLY does help bring the heart
>rate down.
>You should notice some changes in that even after the
>first full month of workouts...I reduced my average
>heart rate from 141 per minute to 132 per minute. And
>basically, the only thing about staying in the "zone"
>is that you are in a better FAT BURNING level as
>opposed to Fat and Muscle or strictly muscle. And
>since most of us are trying to burn off excess fat,
>staying around 65% is the goal.
>Does that help?
>>After every heartbeat count, my Curves trainers go
>>around the circle and ask each one of us what color
>>zone we are in - just to monitor us, tell us to rest a
>>bit, etc. I usually lie becuase I'm usually in the
>>blue or purple zone.
>>Am I doing a disservice to my workout by being this
>>high? I don't do crazy things to get that high
>>heartbeat count, I just get that high. (By the way, I
>>only have 4 workouts under my belt so far. And I walk
>>5-10 min to get to my Curves so I already start with a
>>semi-elevatd heartbeat.)
>>Can someone please explain to me what is bad about
>>being so high? Sorry to be naive about it.
>>Thanks in advance, as always. (I don't always get to
>>say thanks to each of your responses because my 15
>>month old keeps me busy!)

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