*Did you check out my recipe for Balsamic Caramelized Onion and Cheddar Burgers?*
This morning I had a new workout experience. Actually I had two, but the first one involved a new cardio machine.
My apartment complex has five of them in our fitness center, but I’ve actually never tried the arc trainer. That’s weird since I’ve lived here for two and a half years!
To be honest, the main reason I’ve never tried out the arc trainer is because they look extremely goofy. I know it’s sad, but totally true
The other day, I heard someone on twitter rave about it (I can’t remember who, but if it was you, let me know!) so I vowed to try it out this week.
Well, today was the day!
Running: 7 miles barefoot (another new experience)
Arc Trainer: 45 minutes on level 5
After a distance PR in my Vibrams (holler!), I was still craving something more.
What else is new?
To be honest, my calves and feet were fairly sore after running, so I decided to give the arc trainer a shot. Even though I feel sore after running barefoot, I can definitely tell that it is becoming more natural. My goal by the end of February is to be able to get into double digits. Wish me luck!
Back to the arc trainer…
I really liked it! It was much more challenging than the elliptical, but it still felt natural. My heart rate was higher and I felt like I was using a wider range of muscles.
Does that make sense?
It felt a little awkward at first, but after about 15 or 20 minutes, it started to feel more natural.
I don’t know if I can go back to the elliptical…
Have you ever tried the arc trainer? What did you think of it?
Do you have any good workouts for me to try on it?