May 18, 2012
This month three of the JTX office and warehouse team have been putting the JTX Sprint7 treadmill through its paces. They each have very different goals and approaches; fat burning, fitness and rehabilitation after a long standing knee injury. They will walk, run, sprint and pant their way through their own home made fitness programmes. Here’s how they are getting on…
Have you been sticking to your goals outlined at the beginning of the challenge? I found it quite a struggle to get going in May. I’ve been feeling very tired after work, and busy during the day. A few days in however, I picked myself up and got started! I have been on the treadmill twice a week for 20 minutes, which is far less than I would ideally like, but every little helps. I’ve also been swimming in the evenings and avoiding snacking on naughty foods! I walk quite a lot each week through daily activities but using the treadmill for incline and intervals is really useful- especially when you can stick your music on and walk to the beat! It’s also far gentler on your knees, I seem to be able to walk faster and further on the treadmill, compared to outside.
Describe your work out: I use the treadmill in manual mode. I start off at around 3.5kph, a slow-moderate walk for me (I’m tall!), after a few minutes I increase it to a fast 6.5kph walk, this gets my pulse up and lungs working harder. I keep this going for around 10 minutes. I then reduce my speed to around 4kph, but put the incline up to the highest level, I continue this for the next 7 minutes, then slow the walk down to a gentle 3.5khp again and finally lower the incline again.
What are your goals for the rest of the month? I haven’t yet managed to introduce running into a workout, this was my original goal for May. Next week, I aim to have at least 5 minutes of flat running at around 11-12kph during a 30 minute work-out.