When I was younger, my parents bought me a subscription to Seventeen magazine. I would grab it and hide out in my room for hours going through every page and taking every quiz. I was dying to know what kind of friend I was, how to tell if “he” was cheating on me, and what the latest fashion trends of my famous “friends” were wearing.
Not much has changed. Now I get excited over my Runner’s World magazine and Shape online. Yesterday, I came across a free quiz from Shape.com and immediately had to take it. It asks what your workout personality type is. I was intrigued because I like a host of different activities. As it turns out, I’m a Strength Sister and here is the description of what that means:
“You’re loyal, self-disciplined, and driven, rarely deviating from your routine. Following a training schedule and keeping track of your workouts helps you monitor progress and measure results. You know the body-sculpting, fat-burning benefits of lifting weights (you can see them in the mirror!), but you can trim down even more by mixing in some cardio activity.
Reap the benefits of cardio without leaving the weight room by doing circuit training. This involves completing short bouts of high-intensity aerobics and resistance exercises one after the other to elevate your heart rate and challenge muscles from head to toe.
If you want to reap the benefits of running but hate slogging away on the treadmill, you may want to try high-intensity interval training (HIIT). This involves alternating between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. For example, a good starter workout is running as fast as you can for 1 minute and then walking for 2 minutes. Repeat that 3-minute interval five times for a 15-minute, fat-blasting workout.”
Fairly accurate assessment. When I’m in my strength training zone, I track everything. I’ve seen the best results that way because I know where I’ve been, when I need to up the weights and when I need a change in routine. I love running but I find that if given the choice, I would choose strength training first.
I liked this quiz even though it’s not entirely accurate, it does give you some suggestions (in my case circuit training and HIIT) to boost your workouts.
Did you take the quiz? What’s your workout personality type?