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TRAIN SMARTER WITH THE NEWEST HIGH-TECH HEART RATE MONITORSWhether you are just starting a fitness program or are an experienced athlete, you can greatly benefit from paying attention to your heart rate during exercise. Heart rate serves as a window into the body, giving you minute-to-minute feedback on your physical condition based on all the factors affecting it—exerciseTRAIN SMARTER WITH THE NEWEST HIGH-TECH HEART RATE MONITORSWhether you are just starting a fitness program or are an experienced athlete, you can greatly benefit from paying attention to your heart rate during exercise. Heart rate serves as a window into the body, giving you minute-to-minute feedback on your physical condition based on all the factors affecting it—exercise intensity, diet, temperature, humidity, altitude, fatigue, and more.Total Heart Rate Training explains:•Heart function during exercise•How heart rate monitors work•Simple ways to use a heart rate monitor•Advanced heart rate training techniquesWith Total Heart Rate Training, you can design a personalized program that practically guarantees you’ll achieve your fitness goals. You’ll be able to determine the precise and optimal heart rate for each day’s workout by using your heart rate monitor to keep you on target. It’s like having a personal trainer telling you when to go harder and when to back off.This book also shows how powermeters and accelerometers enable you to compare your body’s input, as measured by heart rate, with its output-power or pace. It’s a combination that allows you to train at your peak for that competitive edge....

Title : Total Heart Rate Training: Customize and Maximize Your Workout Using a Heart Rate Monitor
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ISBN : 9781569755624
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Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Total Heart Rate Training: Customize and Maximize Your Workout Using a Heart Rate Monitor Reviews

  • Dmitry Trofimov
    2019-01-16 08:42

    This book written by Joe Friel, the author of the 'The Cyclist's Training Bible', 'Triathlon Training Bible' and many other well-known books is focused mostly on the one aspect of the training process: heart rate. This topic is studied in the book from all possible points of view and in depth. You read about history of the heart rate monitor, formulas to estimate maximal heart rate, ways to measure your personal lactate threshold with an explanation of what that is and why it is important, different heart rate training zones and finally how to build the training process around it.Beyond that the importance of training periodization is explained.I liked a lot the idea of the six different physical abilities, among which three are basic - endurance, force and speed skill - and three are advanced - anaerobic endurance, muscular endurance and power.First train the basic, then the advanced.While the author tries to be sport discipline agnostic, it surely feels like he had endurance sports in mind, especially triathlon. I don't find this emphasis not bad, because that is my exact sport of interest, but for someone, who is more interested in rowing, triathlon examples might be not that interesting. Though there are even some data and recommendations especially for rowing as well as for many other sport disciplines.The most interesting thing that I found in the book (and why I think I would return to it again from time to time) is the final chapter 'The Total Heart Rate Training Program'. This chapter describes in a very detailed way how to build a personal annual training program(ATP) based on your goals and abilities taking into account ideas related to the heart rate described before.What is different in the approach provided in that book is that the starting point of the ATP (annual training program) is a training volume that is measured in hours, not in miles as in many other training methods, especially for running.There are 168 hours in a week and that is what you should always keep in mind.

  • Courtney
    2019-01-07 04:45

    Most of what you think you know about heart rate training is probably false. Those charts at the gym that tell you to calculate your maximum heart rate by subtracting your age from 220? Bogus. The charts are based on a small study that's subsequently been shown to be inaccurate for the majority of people, author Joe Friel writes in this slender but densely-researched book. In fact, although maximum heart rate refers to the maximum beats your heart is capable per minute, this number is going to vary depending on your sport. A runner's MHR is higher than a swimmer's. Friel goes on to debunk many commonly held beliefs about our heart rates - things I've read online, seen posted in gyms, and heard from trainers. His graduate-level study, three decades of field work, and in-depth review of the latest scientific literature inform "Total Heart Rate Training," a great book for athletes of any skill and experience level. If you just bought a heart-rate monitor and want a work-out routine to start following, this book is bound to be a disappointment. At a minimum, Friel asks you to spend 40 minutes in the gym determining your lactate threshold, then a few hours with pencil and paper customizing a plan based on your fitness level, your sport and your specific goal.It may take longer to complete the training plan than to read the book, and the process can be tedious and frustrating. If you think about it, though, we're all different enough that anyone who promises a one-size-fits-all workout plan is almost certainly glossing over a few things. If you stick with the plan Friel helps you develop, he promises you'll become a fitter and faster athlete. You don't have to be a serious athlete to benefit - I'm a slow runner, with no illusions that I'll ever be anywhere near the front of the pack. But you do have to be serious about athleticism. I'm impressed by how much I learned from this book, and am keeping it in my gym bag as a constant reference.

  • Shelly
    2018-12-20 09:48

    This book is a bit dry - it reads kind of like a textbook - but I suppose that's not a bad thing when you're crunching out heart rate data and analyzing it. I enjoyed reading the science behind heart rate training (including the refresher on how the heart actually works - seems I forgot some of my grade school biology lessons). The only thing I would have changed was the planning section of the book. It is designed for an annual training plan, but I am not a professional athlete. I don't plan my fitness in annual cycles. I plan my training based on upcoming races - maybe 4 months at a time. So the annual charts were basically useless to me, and there wasn't much info on how to tailor the data to a shorter time span. That said, it provided plenty of information on how to set target heart rates to train for different types of events, so I used that instead. The sample training plans were not very useful, for the same reason, but the verbiage in earlier chapters explained the process of heart rate training well enough that I was able to construct a training plan of my own from it.

  • John Drexler
    2019-01-15 04:27

    I have read other training books that primarily approached the topic from a pace/speed perspective, but I seem to fall more in line with the HR perspective, especially since I live in a very hilly area. This addresses all aspects of training, and hopefully it will give me a better idea of how to maximize my training on a limited schedule. Yes, this book does seem to read more like a textbook, but I'm a nerd, so it works.

  • Wilfredo Malazarte
    2019-01-04 08:40

    Good coverage on using heart rate zones to monitor your training. I really liked the training triad concept the author used to explain which skills/qualities to emphasize during workouts. I also liked the chapters on periodization/peaking as well as creating a training plan. I would have liked to see more examples and fleshed out explanations but given the book was under 200 pages, there's still plenty of content here for athletes to work with before having to turn to other texts.

  • Owen
    2019-01-03 09:51

    Very detailed info and training plans for athletes including the use of a heart rate monitor. I appreciated the completeness of the heart rate info. The training plans and details are for a more serious competitor from the younger generation. I still liked the book, taking the heart rate info that I wanted and skipping over the road to greatness training plans.

  • Jodie
    2019-01-04 09:30

    Great beginning and advanced knowledge on Heart rate training. A beginning athlete won't find this useful. This is a book for serious fitness nerds.

  • Jane
    2019-01-15 07:33

    Great book, but, technical, lots of details. I refer to this book every season for my running and cycling event training. Best tip, know your zones and know your max heart rate.

  • Doug
    2019-01-02 03:43

    have not started, but on my deck.

  • Debra
    2019-01-08 06:51

    This book really breaks down using heart rate data in planning your workouts.

  • Daniel Panev
    2019-01-12 03:49

    Quite disappointing. If you could read any of the "Training Bibles" or "Going Long" you can safely ignore this one.

  • Even
    2019-01-02 02:39

    It is a good book, but it feels like Friel is mostly repeating himself... Again...