Thanks so much for the WODs and the web site. I am really enjoying it and getting some fast results.
I’ve noticed that during workouts I never feel out of breath until I pause for a few seconds: then I’m gasping like a fish out of water. I’m not holding my breath while I complete the exercises and I’m not aware of the need to catch my breath; I’m just tiring but breathing normally until I pause.
So, should I slow down, and if so, will that decrease the training effect?
Does pausing like that when I’m tired and waiting till my breath returns to a more normal level make me stronger faster, or is this slowing my training gains? If I don’t pause at all will my workout be more effective?
Should I try to breath deeper and faster during the reps?
When I used to run regularly before I injured my feet from overtraining I used to measure my pulse to see if I was overtraining, should I check my pulse before and after workout to see if I am overdoing it?
I am 49 and trying to get back into shape.
Do you recommend a 5 minute cool down with little weight or effort to improve recovery? “Angie” left me feeling tired later in the day and it was such a short workout.
Sorry for all the questions, maybe someone else has the same concerns. Thanks for the input.