ok I’ve taken a few readings on my HR monitor from BODYPUMP classes, but this is the first time I’ve recorded them from my Monday night class where I usually lift my maximum weights (and do crazy things like daring members to do 30kg squats with me 😆 ).
So tonight I did it, I went with 30kg but little did I know that for whatever reason the Step class before me hadn’t turned the cooling on on the air conditioning. I’m not sure what the temperature was today, but I’m sure it was over 35C and so when it was pretty damn hot I just thought the air con was struggling like it usually does in that weather. But no, it could have been cooler…….lol………..but that’s ok, I like the heat, but I think it just made the squats a bit harder. Damn, I think it was way harder than when I did it last week and heck, my heart rate showed it cuz I peaked at 171!!!!
I ended up feeling it in my back a little bit cuz I know I was losing the control in my core abs. I could feel it happening but I couldn’t stop it cuz I was just too fatigued…….wow that was really a challenge. It wasn’t the pain, it wasn’t the burning……….it’s just that I actually didn’t have the strength anymore.
I said to the class if they want me to do that again next week I need something back. I need somebody else to lift their weights up or something aswell 😉 However I probably wont do it next week, since I’ll be doing the new release and I can’t smash myself like that while trying to teach new chorrey. My brain goes fuzzy when I push myself that hard and I just can’t afford to do that with a brand new release cuz I’ll just get lost.
Maybe the week after though………it’s insane 😉
Max HR – 171
Avg HR – 126
I dunno if I agree with what they say about the back track supposedly being the biggest calorie burner? I did 20kg in back track and that was pushing myself as high as I can go. My heart rate didn’t get anywhere near as high as it did in squats. I think I got to about 150 in the back track……hmmmm