I finished my Celsius workout study yesterday with the completion of a second day of max testing. After 10 weeks of training, I was ready to see results. And I did! My…
- Body fat dropped by over 2%
- Oxygen utilization effectiveness increased by over 15%
- Resting heart rate dropped by 15 bpm
- Muscle mass increased by over five pounds
- Wrist got shaved… again
This really was the most life-changing thing I did this year, easily. Exercising was never really a burden because of the time or effort committment; instead, it was just because I really didn’t know what I should be doing to exercise effectively. Now I know!
Celsius Exercise Plan
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Cardio training. 35 (increase to 45 by Week 20) minutes at 65-75 (increase to 70-80) percent of heart rate reserve.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: Strength training. 8-10 reps of 75% of the 1-rep max for the following:
- Bench Press
- Military Press or Overhead Press
- Lat Pulldowns
- Leg Press or Squats
- Prone Leg Curls
- Bicep Curls
- Tricep Pushdowns
- Back Extensions
Spreading the Lurve
About halfway through my training, I started going to the gym with two of my RA friends, Val and Becky Jo. I would work out earlier in the day at the training facility, and then go to the student gym with them later to take them through the same sort of exercises I did. Now that the study is over, they’ll be my workout buddies!