I asked some
friends to send me .wav voice recordings that I used to tell me the time
and encourage me in my different intervals during my HIIT on the
Besides acutally doing the intervals, I had to look at the clock, look
at my written list of the times I had to start my intervals, change the
resistance on the machine and watch at how many METs I was working at and
sometimes check my HR. This was alot.
Once, listening to a Personal Trainer help the guy next to me on an
eliptical like mine I got the idea to make my own trainer. I used Acoustica audio mixer to do an .mp3 recording (music and voices) that
I listen to while training. I have made three so far :
15 secs - 90 secs
1 min - 2 min
3 min - 3 min
and have been using since
November 2005 with great success.
I plan to make more.. to vary the music and the voices.and I need
a 15secs - 15 secs intervals that I haven't done at all yet.
The messages can be on one recording, as long as the person leaves a few seconds
between the different messages. No need to time anything..I can cut and
paste them where they have to be.
THE VOICE MESSAGES I USED WERE SOME OF THE FOLLOWING :
(you may have better ideas, I'm no PT
the interval will start in
3, 2, 1, GO!
30 seconds left (to the
15 seconds left
OVER! or STOP! or RELAX..
encouragements like "go" "you can do it".. ?? ??
you can actually record more than one at a
time..like a crowd encouraging me you ..... this is crazy
instructions like "go
faster" "breath" ?? ??
Each person recorded the
message with his idea on
the intonnations it should have. You can have the same message with
more than one innotation.
MORE INFO :
When I had all the
messages and music I needed.. I mixed them in the proper
timeline, with the right music in the background on the audio mixer and
converted it to .mp3s.
I encourage anyone who does HIITs,
whether on cardio machines or just running outside to make some and try
it. However after getting Acoustica Audio Mixer I learned that
is free and very good.