7/11/2008 1:01pm, #1
Heart rate monitors - worth using ?
I'm well on my way within a daily phys routine prior to deployment to Iraq, this includes a 30 minute treadmill run at a speed ranging between 10.5k and 12k per hour (depends on how I feel on the day) a good 10 minutes+ on the rowing machine together with free and machine weight routine covering major muscle groups (bearing in mind a lot of this is upper body to help in prep for carrying 32lb's worth of body armour and associated kit)
I'm normally burning aprox 500+ calories per session.
I bought a heart rate monitor today on a spur of the moment thing having been told a while ago they can help with phys, thing is having set it up, I'm clueless in how that actually helps.
For your info, I'm 42, 6' and 103kg
I see and feel my fitness improving but now have a limited time left before I start PDT and deployment on the 8th September.
Your comments/advice appreciated.
Dave"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
7/11/2008 1:34pm, #2
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- Jun 2005
El macho and some of these guys can be helpful, but if you want to really maximize the thing, from what I have heard, Maffetone wrote some good books on working with heart rates and goals, etc. The reason I mention that is that his books have all the charts and so on in them, so you can match weight etc.
One other use for a heart rate monitor is that if you are over training, when you wake up and check you resting rate, and it is elevated, that means you are over training and it will hurt your recovery. Now, I read this in Science of Sports Training, but if anyone can confirm this is Bullshit, I'd be interested. Sports training is constantly being updated, so I'd like to know as well."Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross
7/12/2008 6:22am, #3
I stumbled upon some research thingy... that said that you build your body best at 90% heart rate over 4 minutes then rest.. It had to do with running, physical appearance and endurance.. I think the prinsipp could be applied to other types of training.. maybe you could try boost up your heart rate before doing a set.. run or something.
7/12/2008 12:56pm, #4
No disrespect intended mate but that sounded like a load of old bollocks.
My average workout including running, rowing and weights lasts almost 2 hours -every day-
I used my HRM today in the gym; my supposed maximum HR for my age is 178 bpm and through a 20 min run at 11kmh a 10 min row on high level resistance and the weight routine I alternate through, my HR didn't top higher than 165."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
7/12/2008 1:33pm, #5Originally Posted by new2bjj
Rock Ape, what information does your heart rate meter track?
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7/12/2008 1:43pm, #6
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- Feb 2006
- Staten Island, NYC
I could have sworn I saw combo Pedometers, heart rate meters, and distance clocks that track everything and allow you load them into your computer for tracking. If you want to do the math and figure out exact numbers that would be an excellent way to track things.
I prefer distance or time myself, heart rating is a little too precise for me to concentrate on my running/walking and that at the same time.
7/12/2008 1:47pm, #7
7/12/2008 1:48pm, #8Originally Posted by TheRuss
It records actual HR
Training zones (which are set by the user)
% between the low and high as you exercise
And other stuff."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
7/12/2008 2:21pm, #9Originally Posted by Stigander
The present study consists of four training interventions. To equate the total amount of work for each of the training sessions, a thorough calculation was carried out.
1. Long slow distance running (LSD): The first group performed a continuous run at 70% HRmax (137 +- 7 bpm) for 45 min.
2. Lactate threshold running (LT): The second group performed a continuous run at lactate threshold (85% HRmax, 171 +- 10 bpm) for 24.25 min.
3. 15/15 interval running (15/15): The third group performed 47 repititions of 15-s intervals at 90-95% HRmax (180 to 190 +- 6 bpm) with 15s of active resting periods at warm-up velocity, corresponding to 70% HRmax (140 +-6 bpm) between.
4. 4 x 4-min interval running (4 x 4 min): A fourth group trained 4 x 4-min interval training at 90-95% HRmax (180 to 190 +- 5 bpm) with 3 min of active resting periods at 70% HRmax (140 +- 6 bpm) between each interval.
The high-aerobic intensity training performed by the 15/15 and 4 x 4 min groups increased absolute VO2max significantly compared with LSD and LT training. Between the 15/15 and the 4 x 4 min groups, no significant difference in training response was observed.
The velocity at LT (vLT) was, however, significantly improved by an average of 9.6% in all four groups as a consequence of changes in running economy and VO2max
7/12/2008 2:29pm, #10
Jeez... This is going to be just as confusing as learning to use my mixed gas diving computer"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".