Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 11 of 30 - Step Averages

Stats for today.

Day 11
Pet Name:  あいこ
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
Steps: ~6,422/6,000
km: 3.21
kcal: 211+
Slots: full
Happy Days: 10
Sad Days: 1
Pet's messages:
♪るん ♪るん ♪るん (run run run)
いっしょにがんばろう (let's do well together!)
やっぱり夏はあついね (summer is always hot, isn't it?)
Aiko is making the angry faces again >_<; Hopefully he appreciates some of my step experiments today.
I thought I'd post some step averages based on what exercise is being done with the Teku Teku Angel. These are all things you can do in small spaces (at work, in a smallish dorm room, etc...) and are nice to do periodically to break up all the sitting we do so much! Here is the difficulty scale I'm using: (more stars means it's more difficult, at least when compared to the other exercises here)

Marching in place - 60 seconds
Pace: roughly 2 steps a second
Try 1 - 128
Try 2 - 128
Try 3 - 123
Average ≈ 126.33

Side step (back and forth) - 60 seconds:
Pace: step out and in on one side about 1 second
Try 1 - 121
Try 2 - 106
Try 3 - 111
Average ≈ 112.66

Jogging in place - 60 seconds:
Pace: about 3 knee lifts in 1 second
Try 1 - 136
Try 2 - 135
Try 3 - 140
Average ≈ 137

Ending notes:
I felt my outer thigh muscles working more during side step, but it didn't register as many steps on the Teku Teku Angel compared to marching in place. Jogging in place registered about 20 more steps than marching in place, which seems about right for the pace I was going. Though you'd certainly burn more calories jogging in place, it won't last as long as marching.

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