I am still learning about the THM way of exercising so I have a question (or two). Before learning about THM I enjoyed doing the couch to 5k program. I haven't been able to exercise for over four months due to medical issues and then surgery the first part of June. Anyway, I did the first day today which consists of walking for 1 1/2 minutes and then jogging for 60 seconds and repeating for 20 minutes. I read about sprint intervals with walking and wondered if this would be an appropriate exercise. I am hoping so because I really enjoy it. The jogging part definitely makes me out of breath and increases my body temperature.
The other thing is that I had eaten skinny chocolate before my workout (by accident) and then read that was a good idea. I had remembered something about eating protein after a workout, so I grabbed my book and looked it up. It was going to be longer than 45 minutes before I had my S supper ready so I drank 6-8 oz of water with a scoop of protein powder. Was that right?
Sorry for the long details to ask a few questions
Oh, then supper was an S pizza on Joseph's pita.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2013 20:52:16 GMT -5 by Rashel
Helpmeet to my husband, homeschooling mom to my four children
Trim Healthy Mama since August 4, 2013
I'm doing a couch to 5k type program also & love it. I think this type of running is fine & it has really improved my endurance (I should finish week 7 today). I don't follow this every time I workout but I feel great when I do this: a good E meal before a workout followed by a protein shake right after a workout & followed by an S meal.
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Post by tmisclevitz on Sept 24, 2013 12:58:17 GMT -5
I think that sounds great! They talk about quick heart-rate elevations in the book which seems to be what you're doing! And also, water/protein powder after the workout is great! I remember reading not to fuel with carbs right after a workout so that was perfect and a yummy S pizza for dinner later sounds right on target too! Good job getting back into exercising! I know it can be difficult after a break from the routine!
Post by joyfulmomof6 on Sept 25, 2013 9:25:37 GMT -5
I'm not familiar with the couch to 5K, but I do something that sounds similar called Tabatas.
You do something (run in place, kettlebells, push ups, squats, really anything) for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. You do these in cycles of 8. Completing 8 of these 20 second on, 10 second off periods is called one Tabata, named for the Japanese man who created the idea. You can do as many of these Tabatas as you want, but you have to start slow and work up to more each day.
It helps build endurance and definitely boosts metabolism. Here's more info tabatatraining.org
There is a fun, free Tabata Timer online that I use. It really makes it fun because it keeps track of the time for you as well. You can vary the exercise within the session, or do all the same exercise, at whatever intensity works for you. I use this for my children, too, especially on those days when we are feeling cooped up with the rain.
The way Serene describes her Spew Workout in the book reminds me of Tabata.
Homeschooling mom of 3 boys and 3 girls, ages 18 down to 3, including Asperger's/ADHD
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Post by tmisclevitz on Sept 25, 2013 11:59:06 GMT -5
Joyfulmomof6 - that sounds like fun and awesome to include kids in also since its just 20 seconds of each! But would definitely get your heart-rate up!
I finished the dvd workout program "Insanity" this month and it was all about High Intensity Interval Training where you get your heart-rate up really high for a few minutes then take a break for a minute and repeat with different sets of exercises. My son enjoyed trying to do that with me but I think he would enjoy what you're talking about more since it switches up more frequently! Thanks for the idea!
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