By: Alicia Weber Click here to visit JD Productions.
We are currently underway with the first weeks of 13 for the Fitness Makeover here in Central Florida where almost 30 participants are enrolled to improve their physical fitness. We begin with becoming aware of the importance of aerobic capacity wellness. There are two ways to assess aerobic capacity wellness: (1.) A direct assessment of the maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and (2.) An indirect assessment with rigorous exercise measuring heart rate in response to a given workload. We are reviewing # 2 and over the next weeks, personal clients, fitness makeover participants, and I will be testing aerobic capacity wellness in very unconventional ways!
The conventional ways (and standard ways) to test aerobic capacity through indirect assessment are by any of the following: 1. Rockport Walk Test, 2. 1.5 mile run/walk test, 3. 12-minute run test, 4. Treadmill Tests, 5. Bicycle Tests, and 6. Queens College Step Test. Now, we WON’T be doing any of these tests in our review.
We will NOT be “testing”, but rather trying unconventional exercises that are highly aerobic and evaluating their effectiveness based on the results of improving strength, aerobic capacity, and speeding up metabolism, and stimulating fat loss. The exercises that give the best overall results will be announced at a later date…So Stay Tuned!
In the meantime, GET ENERGIZED as Alicia Weber puts her aerobic capacity wellness to the test in a high intensity aerobic dance with strength moves!
Do you have a favorite aerobic exercise? If so, let us know by leaving a comment below.
Thanks and Keep Huffing and Puffing,