My workout warm-ups are important, and not just for the role they play in getting the muscles moving. I do pretty much the same routine all the time, only occasionally making slight changes to my workout. By sticking to one standard, I can look at my performance during the warm-up and use it to tell me whether I should go easy or hard during the rest of the workout. If I am weak during the warm-up, perhaps it will be a good day to just take it easy. On the other hand, if my muscles are performing better during the warm-up, this might suggest that I have the energy to try harder workout.
Below, are the results from two of my workouts. You can see how the resistance (and also the RPM) increase over a number of steps during my 20 minute warm-up session. During my good warm-up, in the first graph, you can see that the average power on the hardest step of the warm-up was 26 W. In the not so good warm-up, in the second graph, the average power on the top step is only 19 W.
well, this pretty much says it all…
But until my moment comes, I’ll say…
I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived.
I’ve been working on strengthening my arms, but what about other body parts kama like my lungs? Recently I discovered and purchased a device called the Power Breathe
this device provides resistance when you breathe in. Over the period of a month, those breathing muscles should get stronger. Because of the level of my injury, I have some impairment in innervation or even lack of some of the breathing muscles. It will be an interesting experiment to see how much progress I can make.
Right now my lung capacity is about 2.2 liters. What’s yours?
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Quarter of adults ‘walk hour a week’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22401589
It’s pathetic that able bodied people are using their bodies. If I could walk, I would certainly be walking more than one hour a week! But come to think of it, my leg muscles are getting at least 3 hours of exercise a week, thanks to my FES bike.