Thursday, March 15, 2012

Back to the gym :)

Now that the season is over, it's time to go back to the gym for basic fitness work. I had my assessment yesterday, which was interesting. As expected, I had lost only a little of upper body muscle mass and gained a bit on the legs from the competition season. The big surprise came with the cardio test (5 minutes on the exercise bike). My heart rate peaked around 140bpm, which is slightly slower than it had previously, but immediately after the test, the heart rate dropped away. It was down to 110 within 30 seconds, recovering more than twice as quickly as it used to. The trainer's manual count averaged at 126 (down from 140+). I hadn't expected such a change in cardio recovery.

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