Martine and I joined our local Virgin Active health club last weekend. For Martine exercise is one way that can help reduce the effects of the PSC related fatigue she suffers with. For me it’s about improving my cardio vascular fitness and general stamina to help me on Kili.
I had my induction consultation on Tuesday and they listened to my goals and came up with the following workout:
Rowing Machine – Moderate Pace, 5 Min
Treadmill – Intervals (2min@ 5.5kph, 1min @10Kkh) for 12min total
Vario Cross Trainer – Intervals (2min @L4, 1min @L7)@ 90+ RPM for 12 mins total
Bike – Intervals (2 mins @4, 1 min @ L6) @ 80+ RPM for 12 mins total
Strength and Conditioning
Chest Press (2 x 12 reps) 20KG
Lat Pull Down (2 x 12 reps) 30KG
Leg Press (2 x 12 reps) 50KG
Lower Back Extensions (2 x 10 reps) 0.5KG
Plank (abdominal) 4 x 30 secs
I’ve since completed two sessions and been stretched but OK with most of the exercise except the back extensions and “plank”. My core and back are clearly not my strongest point – yet. One of my sponsors commented on my training “the more you put in…” and every time I’m running out of steam or feeling the burn I’m reminding myself of that. Better to be hurting in the gym a little than failing to get up Kili due to a lack of preparation.
January 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm
Put on your big-boy Knickers and suck it up Matt! You need to drop a few “stones” if you’r gonna make it up that mountain!
January 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm
Ha! Who could argue with such eloquent motivation? :-p You’ll be glad to know that my alarm is set for 6am to go the hotel gym here in Prague Howard. Keep ’em coming!