Motivation for your Monday Fitness:
Our good friends, Bob and Caroline Scott of the Louisville Athletic Club shared another great Fitness tip this morning to Motivate your Monday Fitness. Today's tip was about Heart Rate Monitors. Here is a recap:
"Being a group cycling instructor for almost 8 years, I get this question alot... 'Should I use a heart rate monitor?' In my opinion, if you make cardiovascular activity part of your regular exercise routine, you should most definitely use a heart rate monitor. Why? Well, the reason is simple. You will get more out of your workouts because you will know precisely which zone you are working in. It will help you learn how you feel at a given heart rate and you will become a better judge of your exercise tolerance. Many models today can actually keep track of your progress as well. In my opinion, it is best to use the heart rate monitors that consist of a watch and a transmitter strap that you wear just below your chest. You can purchase these at any sporting goods store ranging in price from $50-$200+ (more advanced models). They are the most accurate way to keep track of your heart rate. So, if you decide to get one and really become aware of which zone your body is working, start out by finding your maximum heart rate. A really simple way is to subtract your age from 220. This is only a rough estimate, however, and more extensive tests can be administered for more accuracy." - Caroline Scott
(Warm up) --- 50 - 60% of maximum heart rate: The easiest zone and probably the best zone for people just starting a fitness program.
Fitness Zone (Fat Burning) --- 60 - 70% of maximum heart rate: This zone provides the same benefits as the healthy heart zone, but is more intense and burns more total calories.
Aerobic Zone (Endurance Training) --- 70 - 85% of maximum heart rate: The aerobic zone will improve your cardiovascular and respiratory system AND increase the size and strength of your heart.
Anaerobic Zone (Performance Training) --- 85 - 90% of maximum heart rate: Benefits of this zone include an improved cardio respiratory system, and your endurance will improve.
Red Line (Maximum Effort) --- 90 - 100% of maximum heart rate: Although this zone burns the highest number of calories, it is very intense. Most people can only stay in this zone for short periods.
Keep in mind, the ideal heart rate for a typical aerobic workout is anywhere from 65-85% of your max heart rate. For more great Fitness Tips, visit Caroline's Blog
The Primary Elections for Kentucky will be held tomorrow. I would like to encourage everyone to vote tomorrow. Here are resources for tomorrow's elections, including an online Voter Guides and Poll Information.
Voter Guides & Candidate Info:
Voter Guide: Voter Guide Website
KY Candidate Survey: Vote Kentucky Website
Voter Registration & Poll Information:
Voter Information Center: Kentucky Voter (All Counties)
Louisville Metro Voter Info: Jefferson County Clerks Office
Bullitt Co. Voter Info: Bullitt County Clerks Office
Other Voting/Poll Info for KY: KY.gov
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