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How to Shed Pounds Safely with Your Heart Rate Monitor: 4 Basic Rules

If you’re trying to get fit, slimming your waistline is probably a pretty high priority. Staying out of danger has to be a prominent goal, too, though. Today, one device — the heart rate monitor—addresses both these objectives extremely well, provided you use it according to a few basic guidelines. • Know your Maximum Heart Rate. Your maximum heart rate (MHR) is ... [Continue Reading]

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How to Pick the Perfect Heart Rate Monitor for Killer Workouts

The sheer number of heart rate monitors (HRMs) out there can be daunting. If you don’t pick the right one, you won’t have a prayer of training comfortably, effectively, safely and efficiently. To Strap or Not to Strap Modern heart rate monitors come in two basic styles. The first kind of HRM, sometimes known as a finger model, is just a device you wear like a ... [Continue Reading]

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Finding Your Target Heart Rate

Target heart rate, resting heart rate, metabolism? All of these terms are so confusing when beginning a new workout regimen. Just exercise and go, right? Most gyms require members to monitor his or her own heart rate for safety reasons during every workout. Learning how to keep track of your heart rate isn't nearly as complicated as it might seem. Why is it so important ... [Continue Reading]

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Heart Rate Training

If you just can’t seem to get the scale to budge or are bored with cardiovascular exercise, heart rate training (HRT) might be for you. This popular method of cardiovascular exercise will provide you with feedback as to what kind of results you can expect to see from your workouts. Choosing the right heart rate to exercise at will help you maximize your fat loss or ... [Continue Reading]