I’ve never had a heart monitor gadget although I would love one as I’m obsessive over stats, but I’m totally ignorant of the benefits of knowing your heart rate. Does it help with your running? I’ve got a short term membership to a gym at the local hotel which is great for the month of December. I never enjoy running in cold wet weather. My question is why does all the aerobic equipment that I use keep flashing heart rate too high !!
What are you supposed to do ?
Option 1 is to continue and push harder to get a PB for heart rate.
Option 2 is to carry on regardless and think so what.
Option 3 is OMG – slow down quick before you have a heart attack.
Surely aerobic exercise is all about increasing your heart rate.
If you can’t handle the pace of the exercise either your body or mind or both lets you know and your body naturally slows. You don’t need a machine to tell you.
What is the purpose of the heart rate alert ? Is it a health warning ?
What heart rates have people managed ?