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LIVELYLULU37
Posts: 1,519
7/10/13 3:14 A

Thank you very much Coach Jen!!



SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 55,018
7/9/13 7:07 P

No matter what your goal, whether it's to improve fitness to lose weight, you should be working at a level that's challenging for you. There are different ways to measure the intensity of your workout, and heart rate is just one of them. Here's an article that goes into those in more detail:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1044


It could be that you were pushing yourself a little too hard, so maybe next time consider decreasing the intensity a little and see if that helps.

Coach Jen



LIVELYLULU37
Posts: 1,519
7/9/13 1:52 P

I called my Doctor and spoke with the nurse. She told me that what I explained to her about pushing like you are going to have a bowel movement while your heart is racing really fast is a technique for lowering your heart rate. She gave me correct terminology but I couldn't really hear. It did work for me, yet she explained how that technique really lowers the heart rate and I don't want to go that low if I am trying to work out for weight loss. She said yes, my heart rate will race because I have not been exercising for that long. And that is the goal. I asked her about a heart rate monitor. She also said well darn now I can't remember, but explained there are different ones for different goals. Example training for a run, or jogging, etc. versus the other kinds. But with the heart rate monitors, I'm not really sure I grasp that concept. I did purchase one on Amazon and it appeared to be compatible with how I want to use it. It was a Polar. T4 or T7? Not quite sure to be honest. But anyway.... give that technique a quick try. it does work. Jen

I believe it is called the valsalva maneuver; I just online searched it.

Edited by: LIVELYLULU37 at: 7/9/2013 (17:13)


NANLEYKW
SparkPoints: (48,571)
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Posts: 804
7/9/13 1:26 P

I agree that you should check in with your doctor. The advice the doc gave your mother when she gave birth is a common technique for pushing in childbirth, but doesn't (as far as I know) have anything to do with heart rate--just effective labor.



HMILLY2020
Posts: 587
7/9/13 7:29 A

Maybe you should see your doc, just to be sure.

Also, can you invest in a heart rate monitor to wear when you are exercising? I have a Polar F4 and if I go above 80% of my max heart rate, an alarm goes off so I know to back off a little bit. It's not good for your heart to be above a certain range.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 55,018
7/9/13 7:12 A

Jen,

I've never heard of the recommendation the doc gave your mom. This would be a question for your doctor, especially if you find it's happening frequently.

Coach Jen



LIVELYLULU37
Posts: 1,519
7/9/13 4:10 A

today during my workout my heart was really racing. I even felt the pressure in my ears. I didn't mean to push myself THAT hard, but I couldn't stop it. Yet again can I???? My mom told me last night that a doctor once told her this while she almost died after giving birth to me... Her heart was racing so much. So they told her to bear down and push like you were going to have a bowel movement. She did and it seemed to have worked. She is still here with us today....Thank you Lord.

Could this be true??? I even tried it and did feel some relief from all that pounding...I think.... Please fitness experts explain this to me....Your fellow Sparker, Jen



 
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