Monday, January 23, 2012

Online Fitness Walking Class - Week 3

Week 3 – Three Part Workout & Rockport Walk Test

This week we get to officially strap on the FR60 for an assignment.  But before doing the first assignment workout, there is some reading & video watching to do.

Our content this week included various articles on the three part workout:

1.  Warm Up

2.  Aerobic Training

3. Cool Down

I liked the articles on: 

A walk a dayAmerican Council on Exercise 

Warm ups& cool downs are essentialCooper Aerobics

The video (from, although it is running related, still applies as it is about bringing your heart rate back into normal range – good stuff!

How to Cool Down After a Run -

Our fitness assessment will be done this week.  It is actually a pre test.  Basically this pre test (Rockport Walk Test) predicts your current aerobic fitness level.  At the end of the course we will do it again as a post test.  The hope/theory here is that each of us in the class will attain a better aerobic fitness level. 

For our assignment we had to:

Calculate & submit results.

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As this is an online course with no face to face class time, how does the instructor really know what we did?  Easy, the FR60.  Last week's assignment included providing our Garmin Connect username and password.  This will allow the instructor to login to Garmin Connect and see everything about our workouts.  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great course! Thanks for the link to the Rockport Test. I'll be trying that this week!