Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Lunchtime Aerobics

LifeFitness Elliptical, Level 6 Hill (Around the World): 5 min warmup, intervals of 1.5 minutes at >10 MPH and 1.5 minutes at >5 MPH for 20 minutes, 5 minute cooldown.

Weight yesterday morning: 238. Down a pound and a half. Not bad after Sunday's Playoff diet of pizza, pancit (Filipino version of chow mein) and root beer.

5 comments:

john yeo said...

1.5lb since 13th jan isnt bad, id still be aiming for 1.5-2lb per week though.

interval set up seems much better these days, looks like fitness is improving significantly.

im suprised the mil place such an emphasis on a crude BF estimate when surely a general fitness/ability test would make more sense...

Alberto Caraballo said...

That's what the Air Force does, and I hear they use a dunk tank for body fat, too. BMI is not necessarily for athletes, either: a study of BMI in 2005 for NFL football players determined that a lot of them were obese. A few, yes, but a lot of them are fit and lean and still built like a brick house!!!

As I'm getting in better shape, the weight should drop off faster. But I also don't want it to be so fast that I go catabolic, either. I think I need a caliper test to start determining how much I'm gaining in muscle and losing in fat.

john yeo said...

ive no doubt that youre stronger and fitter than alot of the guys who meet the requirement...yeah thats hydrostatic weighing, pretty accurate as far as these estimates go.

good luck for the rest of the fatloss, no doubt youll get there.

BTW: im well im nicely obese by BMI - (BMI=31) or so but am pretty lean. ill post a pic if scott does hehe...

Alberto Caraballo said...

Silly, eh? If you're 31 BMI, scares me as to what I am.

John McDonald said...

Nice job on the continued weight loss, Alberto.
If my weight doesn't start going down soon, I'll find myself back doing cardio myself.