Elevation Training Mask Week 3

Elevation Training Mask Week 3

As we move into week 3 of the Training Mask Experience new ideas are beginning to ferment on how to use the mask other than just running….

elevation training mask deadlift
Only try this at home…when no one’s watching
DAY 15
Key Factors
Mask: Elevation @ 9,000
Training: 20 minutes @ 7:30 pace
Time of Training: 07:13
Average HR: 162 BPM
Max HR: 173 BPM
Total kcal 672 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 3.5 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Before Bed) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 00:48:01 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

Well, the initial start of the 20 minutes seemed like it was going to be a little slow and boring, then towards the end of the run I was thinking that it might be a little aggressive. Really, I just need to make sure that I have an AWESOME playlist loaded up for the 20 minute run. I’m curious to see how I hold up for the 20 minutes of rowing tomorrow (I’m really just kind of happy I’m not running though).  And while the intensity might not be as high, I’ll be quadrupling the time in the mask this week. All in the name of fitness! J

DAY 16
Key Factors
Mask: Elevation @ 9,000
Training: 20 minutes of rowing @ 2:30 pace/500m
Time of Training: 05:22
Average HR: 124 BPM
Max HR: 170 BPM
Total kcal 1266 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 6 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post Workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Afternoon) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 02:23:28 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

The rowing was not near as bad as the 20 minutes on the treadmill, but I definitely had the pace way too slow. But now I have a baseline and I’m curious to see what happens next time I do the rower. Time to get my playlist ready for tomorrows run!

DAY 17
Key Factors
Mask: Elevation @ 9,000
Training: 20 minutes of running @ 7:13 pace
Time of Training: 14:55
Average HR: 164 BPM
Max HR: 178 BPM
Total kcal 717 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 5.5 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post Workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Bedtime) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 00:39:39 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

So… I bumped up the run time a whole 17 seconds, turns out… that matters. It wasn’t terrible, the beginning of the run went as smooth as always, but there was a lot of “don’t quit” towards the end of the run (mostly mental, but some definitely physical too). I think there is definitely more benefits to staying in the mask longer, but you still have to get after it. 20min of just cruising isn’t going to give you the results that you’re probably looking for. So, tomorrow I’m going to take my own advice and bump up the pace on the rower and see what happens.

DAY 18
Key Factors
Mask: Elevation @ 9,000
Training: 20 minutes of rowing @ 2:05 pace/500m
Time of Training: 13:28
Average HR: 149 BPM
Max HR: 165 BPM
Total kcal 515 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 3 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Morning) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post-Workout) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 00:35:36 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

So I bumped the pace time up 25 seconds in the hopes that I could get my HR in a higher level than last time. As you can see, the average definitely improved, but I didn’t even get into the 170s (and I was exhausted at the end). Maybe it’s a testament to the mask, but it’s still disappointing to me. I guess I’m going to have to get under a 2:00pace/500m. Booooo! I mean dang, that’s going to mean rowing over 3 miles in 20min (guess that’ll get the HR up though). Later HPC

DAY 19
Key Factors
Mask: No Mask
Training: 20 minutes of running @ 7:03 pace
Time of Training: 08:07
Average HR: 163 BPM
Max HR: 175 BPM
Total kcal 826 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 6 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post-Workout) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 00:40:49 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

Felt like my cardiovascular system is performing pretty solid. While I got up in the 170s, it didn’t feel exhausting, and I was able to spend the 20min of running to sort out of the tasker’s I had in my head for the day. But TGIF! While I did enjoy todays workout, I still welcome the rest days ahead of me.

DAY 20
Key Factors
Mask: Off Day
Additional Factors
Hours of Sleep: 6 Hrs
Supplementation
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Bedtime) 1 scoop
Notes:
US Capitol
Cotten and Fam in DC on a “sort of” off day

 

Sort of a rest day… took a trip up to DC to visit some close friends and saw some good ole American history up close and personal. But I’m calling it “sort of a rest day” because I had to carry around one, or both, of my lil’ monsters up and down the street. Total of almost 7 miles of walking around, but completely worth it!








DAY 21
Key Factors
Mask: Off Day
Total kcal 915 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Hours of Sleep: 6 Hrs
Jack3d (WOOP WOOP!) (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Supplementation
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Morning) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post-Workout) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 00:41:24 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Met Con 00:17:30 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Met Con 00:15:39 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

After sitting up late and stacking on a few liquid calories watching the Tide roll on Wisconsin to start off the football season, I couldn’t just sit around the house and do nothing; plus I was staying w/my gym junkie alpha-male bro. Started the day off with some fellowship and then tossed back some Jack3d my buddy had (lucky!), and had an epic leg day session at the local Gold’s Gym. With the two of us together it got a little aggressive, but definitely a complete success.

On to week 4….

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