LITHE GOAL OF THE WEEK! 22 Apr 2013
Your heart never takes a day off. It does its job around the clock, contracting over 100,000 times per day, delivering 2.4 ounces of blood to the body with every heartbeat. That’s 1,900 gallons of blood each day—all from a 10-ounce pump.
When you're Lithing, your heart gets quite the workout, too. It increases blood flow 4 to 5 times that of its resting state in order to meet your muscles’ demand for oxygen-rich blood. During high cardio workouts like Higher Power, High Mini, Weightless and Rock Steady, your heart pumps about 5 to 7 gallons per minute, and returns to its resting rate by the time you’ve cleaned off your mat.
This week, pay some extra attention to your ticker to get even Lither. Start by tracking your recovery heart rate to determine whether you’re reaping the benefits of Lithe. To calculate yours, take your pulse ten seconds after you’ve finished a workout. One minute later, check it again. Subtract your second pulse check from the first. The greater the number, the better shape you are in!
Image of Lithe Instructor Liz Galbally jogging via Dom