Heart Rate Monitor Training Advice
It’s all very well owning the latest, greatest state of the arts techno gadget with built in GPS and Heart Rate monitor…. but you need to know HOW to USE it. We’ve been using, selling, reviewing, testing and promoting heart rate monitors since 1996. We cannot give specific personal advice but we do our best to provide general training guides, help and information.
Heart Rate Calculators
Our most popular section here are our heart rate monitor calculators. We have this one to determine MaxHr and another to help you understand heart rate training zones. Don’t forget to visit our regular competition to win one of the products we’ve recently tested – all you have to do is LIKE and SHARE the Facebook post to win these great prizes
Fitness Training Advice from CardioCritic
Any competitive cyclist aims at improving their FTP. The Functional Threshold Power is the benchmark of a cyclists performance. This great article from James Walsgrove at Ride Harder details 3 x excellent training sessions aimed at improving your FTP …..
Every week I seem to see another advert on TV for some exercise equipment guaranteed to give me the sixpack I always dreamt of. Magazines are packed with “different” abdominal training programs. Do they work? Where’s the research and evidence to back up these claims. If you want to work your abdominal muscles and improve your CORE FITNESS you don’t need a new bit of gym kit. Bob Wood from Physical Solutions gives an evidence based Abdominal Workout relevant for ALL sports ….
Running in a group makes 90% of people happier Whilst the physical benefits of running are well known, new research released today reveals that improvements in emotional health and wellbeing are being experienced by an extraordinary three-quarters of runners. The “Miracle Cure” improving brits’ mental health In the first major poll* of its kind, questioning…
Three rides all of 1.5 hours and all with an average power of 150 Watts. Are these three rides therefore identical? Are they training the same physiological systems? Normalised Power is a convenient way of differentiating between rides of similar average power but very different training objectives. More information about normalised power (NP) here …
Another year and another New Year’s resolution. Over the coming weeks I will be giving tips and advice on training with a heart rate monitor to help you get fit and stay fit.
If you are trying to improve your fitness / race performance then you MUST include some INTERVAL sessions in your training. The Polar Flow service features an easy to use PHASED training plan. Once created, this plan can be stored in your M400, V800, M450 or V650 for future use.
Knowing your MHR (maximum heart rate) is a vital component for those training with a heart rate monitor. We have recently added a new MaxHR Calculator to the website for those who want an accurate prediction of their own theoretical MHR
We’ve just released our new Heart Rate Zones calculator. Please take a look to ensure you are optimising your training time. It’s based on Polar’s 5 x Sports Zones with heart rates from 50 to 100% of MHR (maximum heart rate)
Is there a particular heart rate monitor that is best suited for those undertaking a HiiT programme? We think there is. Here we have the best HRM for High Intensity Interval Training ….