Wednesday, March 7, 2007

24 Seconds....

24 seconds never sounded or seemed like a lot of time until last night. Why last night? I participated in my second boot-camp style class. Even though they refer to as Boot 24, it's more like an interval class. The class does 3 minutes of cardio and then 3 minutes of resistance training. 24 seconds before the end of the the 3 minutes, a bell rings (like in a boxing match). You think, oh good, we're almost done. Well, you can do a lot in 24 seconds. Several sets of whatever, in fact.

The class is done using a Core Board. This means you balance on it (as mentioned in a previous post). Last night I realized it's been over 6 years since I really participated in an exercise class. I'm not counting the "boot camp" I did last year in Arkansas for 6 weeks. At the end of the class we did balancing work on the core board. This means one leg. I was impressed that I didn't fall off. I realized this is good for me. This class is 30 minutes, so I'm thinking that I should either do the the step class before or the weight class after. I'm not ready to dive into 90 minutes of exercise, but may try to do the step class, also 30 minutes, that's right before it next week.

Yesterday, I also did 12 minutes on the stationary bike for warm-up, bringing yesterday's excise to about 50 minutes, including stretching.

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