Heart Rate Monitors have been around for several years now, but it’s only recently that the development of heart monitor training techniques and this technology have come together to make training with a Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) both simple and effective for the average person.
The Polar F7 HRM comprises of a watch and a chest strap that is designed for wearing during exercise. The HRM strap sends a signal back to the watch monitoring and measuring your heart rate giving you instant feedback about how hard you are working.
Cardiovascular fitness is key to aerobic fitness and weight loss. An HRM is one of the most effective aids for tracking and developing your progress on the path to increased aerobic endurance, exercising for weight loss and overall fitness levels.
A Polar F7 HRM will
- Accurately Monitor Heart Rate
- Using an HRM is the only accurate and easy way to measure your heart rate
- Determine How Hard You are Working
- Measuring the work-rate of the heart is the most accurate method of determining how much benefit you are deriving from your workout rather than just gauging how tired you feel or how out of breath
- Make Sure You Get the Most out of Your Fitness Goals
- Prevents you under-training – that is it ensures that you get the most out of your time spent exercising by showing you exactly what ‘zone’ you are training in.
Heart Rate Zone Explained
If you want to lose weight, get fitter or increase your endurance it is important that you train at the correct heart rate zone for your age. If you do it will mean that you can maximise your weight loss and reach your fitness goals sooner.
For example, a 35 year old taking up walking as a weight loss or general fitness programme would maximise their training by keeping their heart rate at approximately 120 – 140 beats per minute. Staying in this zone will maximise the benefits of the time spent exercising giving the best aerobic workout and aiding weight loss.
So whether it’s weight loss or fitness, whatever sport or exercise you choose to take up, it’s worth investing in an HRM to make the most of the time spent exercising and get the best from your workout.