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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

HOMEWORK
Your homework for this week is ENDURANCE.Let me know via Facebook, APCA Dragons blog site (http://apcadragons.blogspot.com/) or email.

All you have to do is jog/run for 30 minutes addition to your regular workout.
If possible but not required, try to hit all Training Zones described below except Red Zone for some folks.
Post and brag to your team mates to APCA Dragons Facebook or Facebook Group or better yet since not everyone has Facebook, do it at APCA Dragons blog site .
If you are posting comment on the blog as Anonymous then add you name on the comment.

Give 100%!


Also watch these videos to visualize.

Paddling technique
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7lRbj3K8c4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4DQ2vTT3O8

Side by side comparison of their team.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cMqN0UXhVw&feature=related




YOUR TARGET HEART RATE
You should know your Maximum Heart Rate and your correct training zone to know if you are training at the right pace. Here are a few ways to figure your target heart rate.

You can easily find your Target Heart Rate (thr) with this simple method. Subtract your age from 220 (226 for women) to calculate your Maximum Heart Rate (mhr). Find your training zone below and multiply that number times your maximum rate.

Another, more accurate method is the Karvonen Formula. You must know your resting heart rate to use this method and insert your training zone from below.

Of course the most accurate method is a treadmill stress test administered by a professional. If you are over the age of 35, overweight, have been sedentary for several years, or have a history of heart disease in your family, clinical testing is recommended.
MEASURING YOUR HEART RATE

Wearing a heart rate monitor is an easy, accurate method of checking your heart rate... but you don't have a monitor. Here is another easy way.

The easiest place to feel your own heart beat is the carotid artery. Place your index finger on the side of your neck between the middle of your collar bone and your jaw line. (You may also use the radial artery on the under side of your wrist.) You can count the beats for a full 60 seconds or count for 6 seconds and add a zero at the end. If you felt your heart beat 14 times in 6 seconds the number would be 140 for a full 60 seconds. Counting for only six seconds is a convenient method, of course it is more accurate to count for the full 60 seconds. You can use several varieties of this method (30 seconds x 2, 15 seconds x 4, etc.). The longer you count the more accurate your reading. Whatever you choose, be consistent in your method.
TRAINING ZONES

Healthy Heart Zone (Warm up) --- 50 - 60% of maximum heart rate: The easiest zone and probably the best zone for people just starting a fitness program. It can also be used as a warm up for more serious walkers. This zone has been shown to help decrease body fat, blood pressure and cholesterol. It also decreases the risk of degenerative diseases and has a low risk of injury. 85% of calories burned in this zone are fats!

Fitness Zone (Fat Burning) --- 60 - 70% of maximum heart rate: This zone provides the same benefits as the healthy heart zone, but is more intense and burns more total calories. The percent of fat calories is still 85%.

Aerobic Zone (Endurance Training) --- 70 - 80% of maximum heart rate: The aerobic zone will improve your cardiovascular and respiratory system AND increase the size and strength of your heart. This is the preferred zone if you are training for an endurance event. More calories are burned with 50% from fat.

Anaerobic Zone (Performance Training) --- 80 - 90% of maximum heart rate: Benefits of this zone include an improved VO2 maximum (the highest amount of oxygen one can consume during exercise) and thus an improved cardiorespiratory system, and a higher lactate tolerance ability which means your endurance will improve and you'll be able to fight fatigue better. This is a high intensity zone burning more calories, 15 % from fat.

Red Line Zone (Maximum Effort) --- 90 - 100% of maximum heart rate: Although this zone burns the highest number of calories, it is very intense. Most people can only stay in this zone for short periods. You should only train in this zone if you are in very good shape and have been cleared by a physician to do so.

6 comments:

  1. ..... Homework completed. It was tough but managed to accomplish anaerobic zone heart rate during 3O min jog/run, see Saturday... JOY

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  2. Homework completed for me as well! Think I hit 3 zones - healthy heart, fitness, aerobic.
    - Yeyoung

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    1. Excellent job varying the difficulty.

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  3. My goal is to Red Line for 1 minute! Red Line Zone for me is HR173-192.

    7.17.12: 30 min run- I hit 4/5 zones 5 minutes a piece then back-Max HR 160.
    7.18.12: 16 min circuit training Wall Balls, KB swings, Burpees -Max HR 177 Red Line!
    7.19.12: 30 min jog- 4/5 zones Max HR 154.

    7.20.12: Goal: 30 min run hitting all 5 zones... stay tuned =)
    -Christie Kim

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  4. Yeah Christie!
    You are workout machine.

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