I went in for my training today and we did a Elliptical combination. Looks like this:
1 min on elliptical at resistance 5, 180+ strides/min
15 chest presses at 35 pounds on the machine
15 lat pulls at 80 pounds on the machine
1 min on elliptical at resistance 10, 175 strides/min
chest presses, then lat pulls
1 min on elliptical at resistance 15, 140 strides/min
chest presses then lat pulls.
I did really well on the 1st elliptical combo, then on the 2nd time through at resistance 10, I got 40 seconds in and hit a wall. I dropped from 170 to 136 and almost didn’t finish! My legs just stopped moving and my arms didn’t cooperate. It took me nearly 15 min to lower my heart rate. I used to do that in seconds. The 3rd time through, at lvl 15, I could barely get it over 100 and then not for any length of time. I was supposed to go through this cycle twice with different weight machines in between, but it took me so long to recover, that I only got through 1 set. Can anyone explain this?