Today is my Rest/Stretch day to finish out week 9. I'm so pumped that I've come this far. I remember having conversations with Brad a couple months ago begging him to check in on me around week 3 because I had a habit of falling out of a program after a few weeks. Not this time. I've completed 9 weeks and going strong.
I'll go with some real content before I get into my selected comedy of the week. Yesterday I did Kenpo X. However, this was my first time doing Kenpo X with a Heart Rate Monitor. What a difference did that make. I have previously commented that I thought Kenpo was an easy workout. Well, it was easy for me, because I wasn't bringing it. I was going through the motions and lacking intensity. As a result, my heart rate wasn't that high.
This past week I purchased a Polar F6 Heart Rate monitor. I'll give a more extensive review after a few more workouts. I'm still getting to learn the device. But one thing is for certain, my effort in Kenpo wasn't good enough. When that "out of zone" alarm started beeping at me I knew I needed to make my kicks a bit higher, my punches a bit more intensified to get my heart rate back up in the zone. During breaks I needed to get my knees up higher to make sure I didn't drop below my target zone. In the end it told me I burned 578 calories and 50% of those were fat calories. All good stuff, so if you don't have a heart rate monitor...get one.
So, here it is. This is especially for all my Canadian readers (and apparently looking at my site meter map there are a bunch of you.)