Not surprising because our heart is the most important muscle in our bodies.
It makes sense that we investigate Heart Rate Training.
Let’s answer a few questions:
- What Exactly Is Heart Rate Training?
- Why Should You Be Heart Rate Training?
- What Are The Heart Rate Training Zones?
- What Are Your Next Steps For Heart Rate Training?
What Exactly Is Heart Rate Training?Usually, we base our workouts on time intervals.
But, with Heart Rate Training we base our workout around our heart rate.
So, we are using our heart as a guide instead of the clock.
Obviously, you cannot be exercising and keep track of your heart rate, so you’ll need to get a heart rate monitor to keep track.
(Learn more about Heart Rate Training at PolarUSA.com.)
Why Should You Be Heart Rate Training?You may not have realized it, but you already do some sort of Heart Rate Training.
Unfortunately, unless we have a heart rate monitor we are using subjective clues, like perceived exertion or our breathing rate, as our guide for training.
None of these subjective clues are as precise or reliable as measuring heart rate.
The heart rate is objective and is affected by both internal and external factors.
Heart rate training has many benefits:
- Helps you see how you’re progressing
- Helps you fine-tune your program for the best results
- Enables you to track and accurately adjust your training program
- Helps you control the intensity of your exercise program under different circumstances
- Teaches you about your body’s reaction to training, providing an early warning of overtraining, flu, etc.
- Helps you make sure you work out at the right planned intensities for your training program (hard enough on hard days, light enough on recovery days, enough recovery between intervals, etc.)
What Are The Heart Rate Training Zones?
|Very Light 50-60%|
Benefits: Improves overall health and helps recovery
Feels like: Very easy for breathing and muscles
Recommended for: Weight management and active recovery
Benefits: Improves basic endurance and fat burning
Feels like: Comfortable, easy breathing, low muscle load, light sweating
Recommended for: Everybody for longer and frequently repeated shorter exercises
Benefits: Improves aerobic fitness
Feels like: Light muscular strain, easy breathing, moderate sweating
Recommended for: Everybody for moderately long exercises
Benefits: Increases maximum performance capacity
Feels like: Muscular fatigue and heavy breathing
Recommended for: Everybody for shorter exercises
Benefits: Develops maximum performance and speed
Feels like: Very exhausting for breathing and muscles
Recommended for: Fit people and athletic training
Next Steps For Heart Rate TrainingHopefully, you’ve learned a little something about Heart Rate Training and why you should be doing precise Heart Rate Training.
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