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Heart Rate Training

Why Do Athletes Use Heart Rate Monitors?

  • It takes the guesswork out of training.
  • Ensures training intensities are optimal.
  • Ensures you stay within your target zones.

Your heart rate monitor tells you how hard your heart is working in beats per minute which gives you a precise view of what's happening inside your body.

Description

Base Training Your intensity should be 60-70% of your maximum heart rate.
Threshold Training is between 70-80%
Speed Training is between 80+%.

Purpose

Understand exercise intensity and the role heart rate monitors play in the fitness equation.

Objectives

After completing this module you will:

  • Understand what exercise intensity is and why it should be measured or tracked during activity.
  • Determine your estimated maximum heart rate and your personal target heart rate zone for exercise.
  • Be able to measure how your body responds to cardiovascular activity.

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