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Athletes: How To Use Heart Rate To Increase Your Fitness

Updated: Oct 14

As an athlete, you are always looking for ways to improve your performance. One area that you can focus on is your heart rate. By understanding how your heart rate works, you can use it to increase your fitness level and improve your overall performance.

 

How Heart Rate Works

Your heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute. The average resting heart rate for healthy adults is 60-80 beats per minute. When you exercise, your heart rate will increase. The amount that it increases depends on the intensity of the exercise.


You can use a heart rate monitor like ORB Smartguard to keep track of your heart rate during exercise. A heart rate monitor is a device that attaches to your body and measures either volumetric blood changes or electrical signals, depending on the type of heart rate monitor, to calculate how many times your heart is beating per minute.


Benefits of Monitoring Your Heart Rate

There are several benefits to monitoring your heart rate during exercise. First, it allows you to make sure that you are exercising at the right intensity level. If you are not working hard enough, you will not get the most out of your workout. On the other hand, if you work too hard, you may exhaust yourself and risk injury.

Another benefit of monitoring your heart rate is that it can help you gauge how effective your workout routine is. An excessive increase in Heart Rate suggests incorrect adjustment to training (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6050434/). On the other hand, if you find that your heart rate is not increasing as much as it used to, then you know that you need to change up your workout routine. Maybe you need to add some new exercises or increase the intensity of the ones that you are already doing.


Monitoring your heart rate during exercise is a great way to make sure that you are working out at the right intensity level and getting the most out of your workout routine. Using a heart rate monitoring device such as ORB Smartguard helps you understanding how your heart works, allowing you to increase or decrease your training to improve your performance and reach new levels of fitness!



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