Every individual has a different heart rate zone to safely exercise in for maximum effect. Heart rate is the most accurate measurement of intensity or exertion level. A heart rate monitor provides training tools that guide users through physical activity, endurance, and speed and strength workouts based on the body’s effectiveness zone – it then displays and tracks fitness improvements to achieve desired goals. If your heart rate is too low, you may have inadequate or slow results. If your heart rate is too high, you may be overtraining which may have counterproductive effects on your body composition. Heart rate training takes out the guesswork on the effectiveness of your training based on your goals.
So, why use a heart rate monitor?
• Zone training increases fat metabolism
• Accurate calorie depiction
• Maximize training efficiency and get better results with less time
• Stay motivated and are held accountable
• Lack of progress is easily tracked
If you are interested in learning more about heart rate monitor training, I encourage you to take advantage of our upcoming month-long program, Smart Cardio. The Smart Cardio program includes 4 Personal Training Sessions plus a Polar Heart Rate Monitor. For more information about this program, click here. You can also read more about heart rate monitor training on the Polar website.