Tagged: heart rate

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Myzone

The Myzone heart rate monitors are not only a great way to gauge the intensity of your workouts, they can also be used as a motivational tool. Whether you’ve just acquired one or have been using your belt for awhile, there’s likely features you have not yet discovered. Here are 10 tips to get the […]

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How Often Should I Be in Certain Heart Rate Zones?

Are you getting the most out of your workouts? Using heart rate zones allows you to measure at what intensity you are exercising, and therefore tailor your workouts for maximum effectiveness. By monitoring how much time you’re spending at each level of intensity, you’ll know how much effort you have to put in to get […]

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Getting Started with Myzone

Have you noticed monitors around the clubs displaying names with a variety of colored panels and wondered what exactly is going on? We’ve adopted a new personal fitness tracking program called Myzone, which will help you maximize your workouts! We’ll explain what Myzone is and how you can get started.

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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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