Customize and Maximize Your Workout Using a Heart Rate Monitor
Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
TRAIN SMARTER WITH THE NEWEST HIGH-TECH HEART RATE MONITORS Whether you are just starting a fitness program or are an experienced athlete, you can greatly benefit from paying attention to your heart rate during exercise. Heart rate serves as a window into the body, giving you minute-to-minute feedback on your physical condition based on all the factors affecting it—exercise intensity, diet, temperature, humidity, altitude, fatigue, and more. Total Heart Rate Training explains: •Heart function during exercise •How heart rate monitors work •Simple ways to use a heart rate monitor •Advanced heart rate training techniques With Total Heart Rate Training, you can design a personalized program that practically guarantees you’ll achieve your fitness goals. You’ll be able to determine the precise and optimal heart rate for each day’s workout by using your heart rate monitor to keep you on target. It’s like having a personal trainer telling you when to go harder and when to back off. This book also shows how powermeters and accelerometers enable you to compare your body’s input, as measured by heart rate, with its output-power or pace. It’s a combination that allows you to train at your peak for that competitive edge.
THE HEART RATE MONITOR BOOK is for anyone who wants to learn about the use of one of the most important pieces of exercise equipment today. Get the information you need to start the fitness program that works! The heart rate monitor has the potential to revolutionize training for health, fitness, and competition.
"Heart Rate Training" takes the guesswork out of training and explains how, when, and why heart rate monitors should be incorporated into training and conditioning programs. A comprehensive guide for endurance athletes, the guidebook explains the merits, factors, and techniques of training with a heart rate monitoring system.
Since it has been possible to wear a heart rate monitor on your wrist, nearly everyone has been able to monitor and control their training load and intensity, for these small gadgets provide accurate biofeedback. Monitors have made rapid advances in recent years. As well as accurately measuring heart rate, they can now be used to run tests to determine individual training zones, fitness or stress levels. There are also many programs that are able to structure training more effectively. But how can one find and use such a gadget for one's personal goals? How should an endurance, therapeutic or cardiac rehabilitation workout best be structured? The book gives competent answers to all the questions you may have concerning training with a heart rate monitor. It aims to make you more autonomous so that you can plan your own training.
If you are serious about fitness, health, and performance, then Heart Rate Training, Second Edition, is for you. With a myriad of affordable smartphone apps and wearable devices enabling you to track your body’s response to activity, it’s never been easier to use heart rate monitoring to customize your training—and this guide will show you how! In Heart Rate Training, Second Edition, authors Roy Benson and Declan Connolly combine decades of coaching experience, scientific research, and practical knowledge to help you understand the best way to make your heart rate monitor work for you. They will show you how to get reliable data from your device, dispel myths surrounding heart rate monitors, and make it easy for you to calculate your ideal target heart rate. Then you’ll learn how to customize your training by varying the intensity, duration, frequency, and mode of your exercise sessions as you work toward improving endurance, stamina, economy, and speed. Information on heart rate variability (HRV) training further prepares you to individualize your training plan based on your personal goals. As a bonus, sample exercise programs will guide you in manipulating training components to design long-term training plans for walking, running, cycling, swimming, triathlons, rowing, cross-country skiing, and team sports. When you are ready to take training and performance to the next level, turn to Heart Rate Training, and achieve your personal best. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Heart Rate Training, Second Edition Online CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Heart Rate Training, Second Edition With CE Exam, package that includes both the book and the exam.
Shows readers how to use a heart rate monitor as a tool in their own individually-tailored training programme. Viewing the heart rate monitor as a personal coach or mentor which gives information on their exercise programme, readers can evaluate whether the programme is working effectively.
This log is both a motivational tool and a permanent record for athletes to help plan their training goals and track their progress. By recording when, how long, and how hard they train on a given day, cyclists can make the most of heart rate training.
Chris Carmichael has trained many of the world's best cyclists, and now he offers his invaluable training tips, cutting-edge workout programs, and state-of-the-art exercises to help readers find their ultimate ride. In this book, he gives riders of all abilities an insider's guide to getting fitter, faster, and on to the champion's platform. With photographs and illustrated exercises, The Ultimate Ride helps build a strong foundation for incremental leaps in fitness, times, and techniques. Nutritional advice, goal-setting methods, and mental exercises complement the physical training tips, to make this the only cycling fitness book an enthusiast will ever need.