HR Monitor ?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
HR Monitor ?
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Sun, 01-10-2010 - 11:37pm
I got a HR monitor for Christmas. Do I have to pay someone 100 bucks to tell me what my maxHR should be? I'm not training for the Olympics for crying out loud. I just want to take my workouts to the next level. I run, take tbc, circuit and spin classes.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Mon, 01-11-2010 - 7:05am

Welcome to gym rats!






iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2008
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Mon, 01-11-2010 - 9:45am

That's the problem with gifts.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Mon, 01-11-2010 - 10:55am
I use mine all the time and hate exercising without it. It's taught me about my own personal exertion levels because the heart rate ranges aren't very accurate for me (my 80% max is about 162 which is a low level relatively easy workout for me). Something I did not expect is that it cues me into when stuff is going on with my body. Recently, I had an exceptionally high heart rate for the workout I was doing and a day later, I got a cold. It's helped me to pay attention to my body.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Mon, 01-11-2010 - 11:03am
thanks for the link - I will figure out my resting HR and go from there. I don't use the HRM in Step/TBC class, just when I run and spin.


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Mon, 01-11-2010 - 11:06am

My DH got me the HRM. I asked for it, lol

I wanted it because I wanted to be able to run more than a 9:40 something mile.
Thanks for your input. :)



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Mon, 01-11-2010 - 11:08am
I'm happy to read that you like your HRM. As soon as I figure out mine, I'll like it 2. :)


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-27-2006
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 12:40am
Jean, thank you so much for setting my mind at ease!
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2008
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 7:42am

I find that when I start a new exercise (e.g., spin, swimming, weight class, step, dance), that

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 8:30am
Sounds like you're in great shape, especially if you can do spinning





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Registered: 06-11-2005
In reply to: hannahsmomma
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 9:46am
That is my motivation now too! I can spin forever, but I am NOT a runner...my stride is short and I get sore easily. My goal for this year is to get a faster mile pace, although I'm not looking for a specific distance or race time or anything, just to be able to jog for fitness a few miles at 8:30 or so. Amazing how you get your body so used to doing something and it doesn't translate to something else. Good luck to both of us!

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