Get Aesthetic: Control Your Heart Rate
- You will have more control over your exercise routine.
- You can see how your body reacts in different situations.
- You can keep a check on how you are progressing.
You can use your heart rate monitor to ensure your heart rate is staying in the desired 'zone'.
For example, if you are performing LISS (Light intensity steady state) cardio you can use your heart rate monitor to ensure you stay in a low heart rate.
If you are performing HIIT (High intensity interval training) cardio you can use your heart rate monitor to check that your heart rate is going high enough after working sets as well as monitor your heart rate during the rest interval to check that it has come down so you know when you are ready to perform another interval set.
By monitoring your heart rate in this way you can ensure your exercise goal is achieved by performing your workout as efficiently as possible to help consistently increase performance and burn calories.Heart Rate Monitor Benefits
By wearing a heart monitor when exercising, you can see what your heart rate is at any time. A heart monitor usually comes with a chest strap and a watch which displays your heart rate. Your heart rate monitor will ensure you recover from your training properly.How a heart rate monitor works
The heart rate monitor reads the electrical activity produced by the heart. Every heart beat is caused by electrical activation. By wearing a heart rate monitor chest strap, the electrodes on the chest strap will pick up the reading which is transmitted and displayed to your watch.
Most heart rate monitor's provide average heart rate as well as high, low and target heart rate reached during workout.