Round 3 Hybrid, Day 48: Celebrating Nigel Tufnel Day with Max Cardio Conditioning & Abs


Yes, it’s also Veteran’s Day. And yes, of course, we should all take a moment to honor the brave men and women of our military for the sacrifices they have made and are making in support of our great country.

But today, 11-11-11, is also Nigel Tufnel Day. Why? Because it is a celebration of maximal elevenness.

Fans of Spinal Tap will recall that one of the key distinctions of the band was that its amps went up to 11–“one louder” than conventional amps:

I worked harder today and, consequently, my calorie burn was higher than last week. But as this three-week Phase II period comes to an end, it’s interesting to note the weekly decline in overall calorie burn:

It’s also very evident when viewing the average weekly calorie burn:

Now, some of this decrease is because I have refrained from doing wide front pull ups. But the trend holds across routines. This may be another way of illustrating the “plateau effect.” So it will be interesting to see what happens after my recovery week ends and I enter into Phase II, with some different routines to mix things up a bit.

Heart results:

Total Time: 66 minutes
Calories: 826 (12.5/minute)
Avg Heart Rate: 140
Max Heart Rate: 168
Time in fat burning zone: 4 minutes
Time in fitness zone: 62 minutes

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