Increasing Fitness with a Heart Rate Monitor

Increasing Fitness with a Heart Rate Monitor

We all know that without goals it’s easy to get sidetracked – but how do you measure your goals? With a heart rate monitor, you can tell exactly what heart rate zone you need to be in, to get your best work out in.

So what are the benefits of incorporating a heart rate monitor into your workout? How can it help you in increasing fitness levels? We find out…

Increasing Fitness Tip #1: Find your ideal training pace

With a heart rate monitor, you can easily figure out what your ideal training pace is. To do this, you should figure out your Max heart rate (i.e. go all-out on a 5km run or do an intense 30-minute bike ride) and let the numbers do the talking. The highest number indicated will be your max heart rate – this tells you how far you can push yourself, and from there you can work backwards and calculate your ideal training pace and when and how to push yourself.

Increasing Fitness Tip #2: Heart rate monitors provide great value

A heart rate monitor is an incredible tool that helps you have a more effective workout. Only have 30 minutes at the gym? Use your heart rate monitor to make sure you are getting into your ideal training zone right faster. Having access to your data over time also lets you track progress and see where to improve. It can also help you plan for larger goals like half-marathons or improving your overall fitness over time. Data is a powerful tool, and can demonstrate great progress!

Increasing Fitness Tip #3: Heart rate monitors are simple and easy to use

Most heart rate monitors are extremely easy to use and integrate effortlessly with other health and wellness apps. By adding your monitor into your regular workouts, you can produce better training habits, and get better results over time.

Have questions about how to incorporate a heart rate monitor into your workout? Contact fitness specialist Rosie at info@ironstonefitness.ca for answers!  Tell us what inspires you to workout, and how you track your fitness – we’d love to hear!

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