New gym has some really cool aerobic trainers. a scifit upper body bike that has the ability to provide constant RPM work and constant workload, a cybex recumbant bike for lower. I am trying to put together a training schedule and I am torn between using dedicated blocks of isokinetic work, then going to block of maximum effort with increasing wattage.
In my isokinetic work, I have varied the rpms from 50 to 80, changing every workout, using 20 second bursts of maximal effort and 40 second recovery. I tried the tabata approach of 20 on and 10 recovery, too much. I am leaning on alternating sessions to rpm work one day, same 20/10 split, and on the constant work day, doing 30 second bursts up to 60 and using heart rate to determine when to start next burst. any thoughts?
goal is fat loss. maintain strength. I have actually gotten stronger because with isokinetic work, the all out effort is really demanding.