Tagged: heart rate

Even Superheroes Have Limits

Have you ever taken inspiration from your favorite comic book heroes? You can envision being fast like the Flash or as strong as Superman. But even those characters have weaknesses and limitations. Even in our pursuit of superhuman perfection, we normal humans have to pace ourselves, plan ahead, and train to meet our goals. Here […]

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Why Heart Rate Monitoring Matters

Every week, I train folks and teach classes, and the question pops up about heart rate. What is the proper heart rate range, and what does it mean? It can be confusing to try to understand the ins and outs of heart rate monitoring, and why it matters to your exercise routine.

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Using Rates of Perceived Exertion to Help You Determine Your Exercise Zones

Everyone is unique when they exercise and the use of standardized formulas to determine your target heart rate zones can often lead you to exercise at either higher or lower than your actual effective rate. By combining the “Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale” with “Target Heart Rate Zones” you can more effectively estimate how hard […]

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