Posted by blb8698
just thought of another question. I have been doing the programs that change ths resitance every 2 minutes should I start setting the resistance at 1 level and just do the 30 min at that?
In my experience, when you select a resistance level and then select a program that varies the level, the overall average resistance is the number you picked. Meaning that the highest points on the program are higher than the resistance and the lower points are lower.
i.e. I usually like the Kilimanjaro level on the trainer I used. If I chose level 15, the peak of the mountain would be higher than 15 and the lower levels were lower than 15, such that it all averaged out to 15 in the end.
In other words, you want a total resistance where the highest intensity levels you reach (in a given program) will be challenging, but doable.