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I do like the fact that you count bowling as cardio.Is that actual bowling or watching bowling on TV whilst eating funions and scratching your balls? ;-)
Point taken :-) I should probably title the entries "This Week's Exercise Dalliance" to be more accurate .... However:--Yes, this is actual 10-frame bowling.--These practice sessions have been pretty intensive. I've played alone and nearly continuously. Let me give you an idea of the workout involved. During the 2 hour session I played 9 games in the first hour, 8 in the second. That's 17 games, or 170 frames, in 120 minutes. If each frame were two shots, that would be 340 shots or an average of 2.8 shots per minute, or a shot every 22 seconds. Of course, I did get a number of strikes (typically between 2 and 5 per game), halving the shots for those frames. At an average 3 strikes per game, each game would be 17 shots instead of 20 (sometimes 18 depending on a bonus frame), bringing the per-minute average to about a shot every 25 seconds.--Needless to say, at this speed my muscles got a thorough workout, my heart-rate was comparable to walking on a medium to steep-incline at a brisk pace, and at the end of it I was thoroughly drenched in sweat.--Taking stock of the above, I decided to be generous and count these as "cardio" sessions even though technically they're not.--I can proudly claim I've never tried a funion. As far as the ball-scratching, well let's just say I'd rather that happen in a more private place than a bowling alley :-)
I'm wary of counting bowling as exercise simply because, in my experience, exercise tends not to feature as much beer-drinking and curly fry-eating as you see in most bowling alleys but obviously, yes, it depends upon how quickly you bowl.Technically, I think that bowling counts as resistance training rather than cardio. At its best it's probably a bit like pilates : all about flexibility and stretching and low-impact muscle work.Cardio is good though, I'm amazed at how quickly one improves. A month ago I wasn't running at all, I was just walking really quickly and now I'm running (using the on again, off again method recommended for building up stamina) pretty much continuously for five miles a day.Feels damn good!If I get my picture in Locus I shall NOT be one of those fat bearded guys in Hawaiian shirts ;-)
>>Technically, I think that bowling counts as resistance training rather than cardio. At its best it's probably a bit like pilates : all about flexibility and stretching and low-impact muscle work.I really like that qualifier. Agreed :-)>>Cardio is good though, I'm amazed at how quickly one improves. A month ago I wasn't running at all, I was just walking really quickly and now I'm running (using the on again, off again method recommended for building up stamina) pretty much continuously for five miles a day.That's excellent. Great job! I wasn't doing any form of regular cardio about three years ago and have progressively built up my endurance. I've been able to run 7K sessions and not feel especially damaged. The speed with which one improves is almost shocking.Incline is another great tool to build up resistance, as is interval training, which it sounds like you're already doing.Hope you keep up the good work! I'll be continuing to post my progress regularly on here. I'll be reducing bowling in the near future and focusing back on more mileage, as well as speed and interval training :-)
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