"Heart Rate Training, 2E helps the endurance athlete to understand how best to use the overwhelming amount of data that can be captured by heart rate monitoring equipment. The authors offer both general and sport-specific guidance in how to customize training plans in a way that effectively uses the latest technology and research"--
Outlines cutting-edge training techniques that can bolster the effectiveness of a workout, explaining how to use a heart rate monitor as a beneficial self-coaching tool, in a reference that discusses such topics as how to minimize injuries, using gym equipment, and recognizing when to increase and decrease a workout's intensity. Original.
Since it has been possible to wear a heart rate monitor on your wrist, nearly everyone has been able to monitor and control their training load and intensity, for these small gadgets provide accurate biofeedback. Monitors have made rapid advances in recent years. As well as accurately measuring heart rate, they can now be used to run tests to determine individual training zones, fitness or stress levels. There are also many programs that are able to structure training more effectively. But how can one find and use such a gadget for one's personal goals? How should an endurance, therapeutic or cardiac rehabilitation workout best be structured? The book gives competent answers to all the questions you may have concerning training with a heart rate monitor. It aims to make you more autonomous so that you can plan your own training.
And examples -- References -- Construct validity in physical activity research / Matthew T. Mahar and David A. Rowe -- Definitional stage -- Confirmatory stage -- Theory-testing stage -- Summary -- References -- Physical activity data : odd distributions yield strange answers / Jerry R. Thomas and Katherine T. Thomas -- Overview of the general linear model and rank-order procedures -- Determining whether data are normally distributed -- Application of rank-order procedures -- Data distributions and correlation -- Extensions of GLM rank-order statistical procedures -- Summary -- Endnote -- References -- Equating and linking of physical activity questionnaires / Weimo Zhu -- What is scale equating? -- Equating methods -- Practical issues of scale equating -- Remaining challenges and future research directions -- Summary -- References.
THE HEART RATE MONITOR BOOK is for anyone who wants to learn about the use of one of the most important pieces of exercise equipment today. Get the information you need to start the fitness program that works! The heart rate monitor has the potential to revolutionize training for health, fitness, and competition.
Two fitness experts team up to show cyclists how to optimize training by incorporating heart rate monitoring into their workouts. Provided are 25 workouts at three training levels; a heart rate chart showing the five zones athletes should target; information on indoor bikes and trainers; and a sample log book.