SparkPeople The Heartbeats Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=33590 For Sparkers who wear Polar OR other HRM's (heart rate monitors) to track their calories and want to improve their fitness level and maximize their workouts with heart rate training... SparkPeople The Heartbeats Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=33590 How many log in points did you get today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x58590207 Tell us how many log in points you received today and bonus points if you received those as well. <BR> <BR> Today mine were 3 and 3. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:09:23 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x57858770 Hi, I'm Bonnie. I use the polar loop to help me with tracking my activity and calories burned etc. I like it because it will intract with a heart rate monitor and none of the other monitors that I have found, Garmin wasn't out yet, will. <BR> <BR> I hope to meet many goals with this team. Tue, 13 May 2014 11:37:46 EST Anybody?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x56385567 Is anyone active on this team? Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:29:01 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x53598778 Message Removed Tue, 4 Jun 2013 06:42:14 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x50294701 I'm here. I found the chest strap to my heart monitor over the weekend. (Dog had it in her cage? Wonder if she thinks I'm working her too hard?). So I'm on the clock as of tomorrow!!! (I have to work both jobs today - I'll be lucky to be home before 10pm). <BR> <BR> Let ya know how it goes. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 09:45:21 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x50123302 Message Removed Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:25:50 EST New Polar :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x49797396 I just got the FT60 (still have my F4) & have a question. When I am exercising, I know it keeps track of when I'm in zone, but does it alarm when I am in (or out) of my zone? That way I don't have to keep looking down at my watch. I love it so far, the only problem I had with it (& my other one) is that there weren't enough holes for the band for it to fit on my wrist without digging into my wrist. Looking forward to using this one!! :) Thu, 6 Sep 2012 11:29:09 EST What is a good percentage burn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x47353967 What is a good cal. fat burn percentage? Mines usually 35-50% what is considered a good burn? Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:41:24 EST How many calories did you burn with your HRM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x47271009 How many calories did you burn with your heart rate monitor last week? <BR> <BR> I burnt 2428 calories last week! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:01:42 EST What model do you have & why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x46244700 I am researching various HRM and want to know what kind you have & what you like/dislike about it. Spill it! :) Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:30:46 EST ~ 2012 Challenge : Daily Check-in ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14850x33590x45812479 January 3, 2012: Cardio Turbo Fire 45 <BR> <BR> Time: 45 mins <BR> In zone: 34 <BR> Calories: 367 / 25% burned Wed, 4 Jan 2012 07:30:38 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x45808818 I'm new here. I've previously had great success with HRM guided training but let myself go. Now I am going to get myself back and keep it up. <BR> <BR> I previously used a polar F6 and also have a garmin cycling computer. Cycling is my preferred exercise but I like the flexibility of the polar for comparing relative intensity of one type of exercise to another. Now I'm using an FT-60. First couple weeks back I am working mainly zones 1 and 2. <BR> <BR> I'd like to find advice here on h... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 23:29:33 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x42967578 Message Removed Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:17:18 EST Hi Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x42724101 I just found this group - I have Polar FT60 I have been using since April 2010. I am having some issues with heart rate signal and I was hoping to ask some fellow FT60 users if they are experiencing any issues. <BR> <BR> My HRM worked normally for about 4 months, now the HR signal drops out when I am working out despite keeping it maintained per Polar's instructions. Also, the fitness test keeps failing after initiation. I tried looking at the troubleshooting for the page and the answer was... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:59:50 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x42413439 Hello! I just joined this team and I've been with SP for just over 1 month. I got a heart rate monitor (Polar FT7) around the time I started SP and I really like it. I joined this team so I could learn a few tips (and I have been reading through some posts). Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:43:44 EST Just got an FT60, and I have a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x42312943 Have you ever gone ABOVE what your 'personal training computer' says is the top of your Zone 3? What happens in the monitor, what where/what data is stored/recorded? <BR> <BR> Background: I just got my first heart rate monitor 2 days ago, a Polar FT60. I don't think it's all set up correctly yet. My question is not health related, I'm just trying to figure out my new tool. <BR> <BR> I went from a walk to a jog while on the treadmill this morning, and it beeped at me, 'not in zone'. <BR> ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 13:57:29 EST Fantastic and hilarious essay in RW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x42280236 There is a very on target and funny article written by Marc Parent in the July issue of Runners World all about using his HRM for the first time. Check it out here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7120,<BR>s6-238-520-492-13969-0,00.html </link> Mon, 6 Jun 2011 23:24:27 EST Calorie burn accuracy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x41549425 Today was the first day I was able to use my new HRM outside, not on a piece of gym equipment that I could compare what the HRM says vs the machine (HRM was always a little bit higher, but not much). I went out walking for about an hour, medium - high intensity. After an hour my HRM said I burned over 550 calories. I have a Polar FT4. Does this sound right? I sure hope it is, but it just seemed a little high to me. It's definitely motivating and I'm going to keep up my activity if I'm g... Sun, 1 May 2011 10:58:52 EST Interval Training or Steady State Training? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x39133728 Interval Training or Steady State Training? <BR> <BR> Both of these training methods are awesome and both should be used in your workout program! Ideally you will use a heart rate monitor to help monitor your heart rate during your cardiovascular sessions. <BR> <BR> First, let’s talk about interval training. Interval training can be done on any machine by varying speed or resistance. For example, after warming up on the elliptical keeping the resistance the same try 2 minutes at a fast ... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:02:41 EST Heart Rate Zone Training: Info & Calculat or(s)... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x39087568 Here is a great site I found for calculating your heart rate (HR) and Training zones: <BR> <BR> <link>www.calculatenow.biz/sport/heart.php<BR>?rhr=&mhr=&submit=Calculate+Zones#zones </link> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:32:46 EST New Battery Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x39035909 Can someone tell me if you have ever changed the battery in your Polar or must you send the HRM out for service? Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:52:31 EST Just Got a new Polar FT60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x39010717 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Kylee I love my polar heart rate monitor and just updated to the Polar FT60 from a Polar f4.. <BR> <BR> I've been using it for just about a week and must say.. that I LOVE IT.. <BR> <BR> I ordered the Flowlink also and can't wait for it to come in.. <BR> <BR> Does anyone use the Polar website? thoughts? <BR> <BR> Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:53:52 EST &#9829;¸.•*´ ¨`*•.&#9829; 2011 Challenge &#982 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14850x33590x38820890 Welcome to our first challenge for 2011. <BR> <BR> As always, we do our own thing when it comes to how we want to workout, but we post all of our stats here in this thread. <BR> <BR> My goal is to reduce my cholesterol by 20 points by May/2011, so my challenge will run for 4 months... <BR> <BR> If you are on board for a 120 day challenge I welcome the company. <BR> <BR> Carolyn and Christie, "good luck to you guys"... let's have some fun!" <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> ~ Dee <em>104</em> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 19:39:29 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x37019769 Hi Everybody, <BR> I just joined the team. I have an F6 and an FT40. I've noticed that with the same settings I burn slightly more calories with the F6 than the FT40 (wearing both simultaneously). Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:27:40 EST ~ 90 day Challenge: September 12 to December 11 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14850x33590x36625349 Ok team... are you ready to start tomorrow?... Let's make this our best challenge yet, just in time for Christmas and starting the New Year... We can do another challenge at the first of the year... after all of our holiday celebrations <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> But first things first... we all know what goals we want to achieve and it starts tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Let's go team... round 2... <em>9</em> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Good luck... and let's ... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 16:13:35 EST BMR V's calories burned on polar HRM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x36579525 i need to know if i need to deduct my bmr calories from my burned calories on my hrm to get the true burned calories. Since i have got my polar i have saw that i burn about 1 calorie or so a minute just setting in my chair doing nothing. so, when i go for a 30 minute bike ride, should i subtract 30 of the burned calorie total to get what i really burned while exercising so i can get my real deficit for the day? i feel like this is the correct way. Although i know i continue to burn calori... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 10:28:20 EST Upgrading Polar HRMs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x36508889 I am old school and have an F7 I have had for over 5 years. I was at a sprint tri partially sponsored by Polar last weekend and talking with a rep. He told me that via calling customer service I could upgrade and pay the difference for a newer model. The newer model comparable to what I have only has one additional feature which is denoting what zone I am working out in. <BR> <BR> Anyway, thought I would throw out an FYI for anyone with an older model. The only reason I would upgrade is ... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 00:31:23 EST Hello, just joined. Have Polar F11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x36274806 Hi everyone. My name is Laura and I just joined this team because I finally found my HRM last night (had lost it for about a year Lol!). I reset it and am starting over with it. I took the fit test which gave me a score of 40 (very good). I then used it for yesterday's C25k day (week 3 day 2) and I'm not sure how to interpret the readings so I thought I'd share: <BR> <BR> 41 minutes on treadmill: <BR> <BR> 325 calories/35% fat burned <BR> Max HR 183/ 96% <BR> Avg HR 150/ 79% <BR> <BR> H... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:10:16 EST Need advice please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x36030421 Hi, I'm new to polar and using a HRM. I have bought a Polar FT7 a week ago and I am a bit confused. <BR> <BR> According to my new HRM I'm burning far less calories than the machines at gym says I am. Not only that, but almost 2/3rds less than what SP says I am and almost half of other sites measuring calories burned. <BR> <BR> I love to work hard on the elliptical. I do some interval training on it and vary my resitance between 4 and 5. <BR> This Thursday I spend 21 min on it. My HRM says... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:50:45 EST Polar F4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x35795315 Just received my Polar F4 today, cannot wait to try it out tomorrow morning. I hope it is more accurate than the cheaper sportline model I've been using which I never programmed properly. Lets see how it goes. <em>249</em> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 17:12:52 EST Being Patient with HRM Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x35513223 Hey there. I have loved the idea of heart rate monitor training for aerobic conditioning but it is so SLOW. I am taking the time now to give it another go since I just had a baby (June 13) and my body is not able to go very fast. I did my first run on 17 July and it went well. Hopefully I can keep this slow pace and not jump the gun even though I know I want to go faster in a couple of events later this year. <BR> <BR> I am going via Maffetone's 180 Formula. I am also excited to get his ... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 01:16:27 EST Calling any former elite athletes to be my buddy.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x35408147 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a former elite endurance athlete in two sports. I had this lifestyle from age 13-28. I am now 37 and no longer compete. I am a fulltime professional with a career I love. Due to other life stresses I gained over 60 lbs. I have lost 37lbs all on my own. I now wish to go down 10-12 more lbs and I will be not at a competition weight but at a very healthy "fit person" weight. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone who has made the adjustment from being an elite athlete who can e... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:16:32 EST Are you wearing your HRM now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x35375966 I have mine on. I put it on this morning before my walk, but forgot to start it till almost halfway through. Oh well, still had a great walk. Are you wearing yours right now? Tue, 13 Jul 2010 08:40:44 EST Missed my Heartbeats Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x35059040 Hey all, this is LaVon and I am the co-leader for this group but have been MIA for a while. My internet at home was off, but now I am back. Sorry for the lack of communication but so happy to be back. Keep up the great work! <BR> <BR> LaVon Sun, 27 Jun 2010 13:07:18 EST Lost without my HRM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x34791161 Last week my HRM started showing the low battery symbol. I knew it was coming because it's a little over 2.5 years old. Since I have an older F4 it doesn't have a user changeable battery and I had to send it in for replacement. I am so lost without it it's not even funny! I feel like something is missing when I'm working out! Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:23:01 EST ~ 90 Day Challenge Daily Check-in ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x34643901 Hi guys... For all team memeber's that are in the 90 day challenges please check-in/post your challenge stats/totals in this thread... <BR> <BR> Thanks, ~ Dee ~ <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:39:31 EST -:¦:- 90 DAY CHALLENGE DAILY CHECK-IN -:¦:- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14850x33590x34520562 <em>235</em> To our first 2010 HR Zone Challenge... I hope that you enjoy this challenge and reach your goals... "WE CAN DO THIS"... <BR> <BR> Please post your daily/weekly workouts here but also feel free to outline your plan here as well ... this is "your thread"... <BR> <BR> See you at the challenge... <em>334</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 17:30:12 EST ~ 90 Day Challenge explained ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14850x33590x34520396 -:¦:- PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD-:¦:- <BR> <BR> -:¦:--:¦:-·:*'*:· -:¦:-·:*'*:·-:¦:-·:*'*:·-:¦:--:¦:- <BR> The Challenge will be structured around what each individuals "primary" and if applicable, "secondary" and any other added goals are. <BR> <BR> Most of us would like to improve in 2 major areas: <BR> <BR> - ENDURANCE <BR> - WEIGHT LOSS <BR> <BR> -:¦:--:¦:-·:*'*:· -:¦:-·:*'*:·-:¦:-·:*'*:·-:¦:--:¦:- <BR> <BR> <em>182</em> ENDURANCE GOALS GUIDELINES: <BR> <BR> 1.) exercis... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 17:20:55 EST Polar F6 question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x34420654 When I use my Polar F6 any most times it works fine. However, when I run, I check my HR and frequently it says my rate is between 70-76. If I stop and walk, it pops back up to reality: 135-160. <BR> <BR> I've read that the transmission can be blocked by fat in the body, and I've tried moving the transmitter around to find a better spot, but nothing works. <BR> <BR> Have you experienced this? Is this a problem only with the F6 or is it me? Is it time for a new transmitter (I've had this on... Thu, 27 May 2010 13:35:47 EST Pre-workout heart rate- what's normal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x34330709 My heart rate right before I start my work out (as in I walk outside and hit the button) is usually around 115. Is this normal? I know that resting heart rate generally fall under 80 bpm, but it's not really resting. Just curious! Also, my monitor says I shouldn't go over 163 bpm during my work out, but I'm jogging so I usually go over. Just wondering if any one else has the same issue. Sun, 23 May 2010 14:12:50 EST New to the team but not SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x34247965 Hi, I'm Christie and I've been a member of Spark People since 2008. I started using my Polar F6 last June and I love it, with one possible exception: when I run. I'm struggling to find a placement that gives me a consistant reading when I run. Often my readings come up as 0 or 55 or 79 then pop back up to 150. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting you all and getting any advice you might have! Wed, 19 May 2010 12:42:25 EST Issue with Polar Chest Strap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x34223306 I just bought an F4 yesterday and put on the chest strap to try it out, and when I removed the transmitter from the strap one of the clips came off. Anyone else experience any issues with their chest strap and transmitter? I am just curious if I should return for a different brand or just assume it was one faulty strap? Tue, 18 May 2010 11:40:46 EST Heart Rate Zone Calculator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x34180147 I found 3 HR zone calculator's that will provide calculations for all the HR zones based on your... they all have great features, but me and other team members think that "no. 3" is more accurate, but you decide for yourself: <BR> <BR> 1.) age <BR> 2.) weight <BR> 3.) sex <BR> 4.) resting heart rate <BR> <BR> http://www.fitness-authority.com/Calcula <BR> tors/HeartRateZones.aspx <BR> *************************************** <BR> 2.) <BR> <BR> http://www.heartmonitors.com/zone_calc.h<B... Sun, 16 May 2010 16:42:48 EST Pre-Challenge assignment: what is your HR zone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14850x33590x34142600 Hi All: <BR> <BR> Let's start spring, albeit, belated, off with a great start... I have looked over all the responses in "Defining our goals"... It looks like everyone is pretty much on the same page, including myself.. 2 major goals stand out: <BR> <BR> 1.) Building endurance <BR> <BR> 2.) Fat/weight loss <BR> <BR> Before we start the challenge, I would like everyone to find out what their HR zones are... for instance if you refer to the "Heart Rate Zone Training" article, you will se... Fri, 14 May 2010 16:17:22 EST Got a new F6 need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x34032633 Hey, I got a new Polar F6 since my chest transmitter died with my old one. I liked the F6 so much, I just got the same one just a different watch, but now I can't get this one to show the time with the calories burned. Anyone know how to do this? My old F6 did it so this one should too, right? <BR> <BR> LaVon Mon, 10 May 2010 07:46:42 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x34014636 Hi all. I joined this team last week so I thought it was time to introduce myself. I've been a member of Spark People for about 1 1/2 years and have lost 20lbs (well a little more than that initially but have since gained a few back). Tracking meals and fitness with Spark have been a great help but I credit most of my successes to my heart rate monitor. Prior to using one I never really pushed myself at the gym. Once I got my F6 I started really trying to stay in the suggested HR range and th... Sun, 9 May 2010 08:58:18 EST I think I bought a dud from ebay... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33863643 I bought this: http://store.icyclesusa.com/giant-ext-fitm<BR>asta-heart-rate-monitor-watch-p1274.aspx <BR> I can't figure out how to program it. I'm so bummed because I can't find the manual online, and so far the seller is unresponsive. Any ideas? Sun, 2 May 2010 21:49:51 EST HRM zone questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33855726 I have a Polar F6 <BR> I do 1 hour speed walk 6x a week & <BR> 27-29 min Jillian Shred 5x a week. <BR> <BR> When I workout I set my HRM to ownzone-light & it automatically gives a range of 126-142 bpm. A month 1/2 go by and it changes to 129-145 bpm. The following week it changes again to 131-146bpm. Has this happened to anyone before?? Is it b/c I have lost weight??? Sun, 2 May 2010 15:06:35 EST I'm so sorry... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33741735 I want to apologize to anyone who I may have frightened away from trying to lose weight or maintain a weight loss with those videos I posted. I realize I’ve been on a very big rant lately about comparing diet to exercise when it comes to real weight loss, or more appropriately…fat loss. I’m no expert; I just have a heart to help people find the right way. I lost my way about 4 months ago and have since seen the light again. I always tend to forget that others may still be searching for that l... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:33:10 EST Running this up the flagpole to see who salutes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33685586 By far this is the best advice... suggestion... tip... or whatever else you want to call it, I've ever received. <BR> <BR> Diet vs. Exercise...it's no contest...Diet wins every time. Weight loss is 80% how much you eat and 20% how much you move. If you get the diet right... workout smart and intense... you will be successful. <BR> <BR> You can't out exercise a bad diet...EVER!!! <BR> <BR> The best metaphor I've heard that desribes it is this...Diet vs. Exercise is like GOD on Jeopardy...it... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 12:18:34 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x33599697 Hi! I just joing this team and bought my new Polar F6 yesterday as well. I love it and can't wait to get to know you all and put my HRM to work! Wed, 21 Apr 2010 13:53:41 EST Calibrating my Polar Footpod http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33557849 Anyone know how to do this??? I ran a distance of 1600 meters and the calibration factor read .930 I am trying to manually correct the distance but I don't understand the formula in the manual...blonde I know! Mon, 19 Apr 2010 21:20:53 EST Chest Transmitter is dying, help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33557287 Hey, my chest strap is messing up and I was wondering if the battery is dying. Those of you who have had to replace yours, what was your first sign? Mine is not zeroing out it is just not right any more. It is off by about 30 bpm. I know it is the chest strap because the problem is the same on the treadmill as it is with my watch. I am really frustrated. What do I do now? <BR> <BR> LaVon Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:59:09 EST What are your goals for this week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33373018 It's Monday morning and I was wondering what goals other members had for this week? Let's list them here so we will take the time to think of them and put them down and then check back and see how we are doing. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 06:24:12 EST Which heart rate monitor should I buy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33149089 My next reward for weight loss is to get a heart rate monitor. I would like to get a more accurate idea of how many calories I'm burning from my exercises. How helpful are they and do you use them for all your exercises? Most importantly what model should I get! It's a tough decision! Fri, 2 Apr 2010 09:19:26 EST Heart Rate Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33113013 I'm wondering what calorie burn numbers your HRM for say a 60 minute workout at an average of 88% of your max. What you weigh and age aside - I'm looking for an average to gauge mine against. My heart rate is usually right around 85% more or less due to past lung surgery. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 20:10:28 EST I need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x33033558 Ok. <BR> so now that I have familiarize myself with my HRM, I would like to up my fitness. <BR> SP recommends to burn 1530 a week while eating 1200-1500. <BR> <BR> I speed walk 6x/week for 1/2 hr and burn from 260-265 @ 40% fat a day (1560 a week), but I'm bored. I would like to add Jillian Michael 30 Shred which I burn 202 cal @ 1/2 hr a day. <BR> <BR> But, according to SP I will be going over my weekly fitness hours. Can anyone please tell me if there is a way that I can increase my cal... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 20:27:55 EST Hi and Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x32984401 Thank's for the invite to the team. I love my HRM. It's not a Polar - I have a Timex Ironman that I have had for over a year. It really helps me stay in my training zone as I am completely unable to catch my pulse manually and by the time I do find it it's slowed way down. Sandie Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:30:26 EST How long have you had your HRM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x32975093 I have had mine so long that I really don't remember exactly when I got it. It has been years. I know I have replaced the battery in my watch twice now. Just curious how long others have had their HRM. <BR> <BR> LaVon Fri, 26 Mar 2010 06:55:12 EST Next stupid question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x32967676 Should the weight you enter be what you currently weigh when working out (with all the gear, etc) or does a few lbs make that big a difference? I had just been putting in my "fasting" weight. But then I started wondering, especially when I got some ankle weights that added more to my workout weight. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:02:44 EST How often do you wear your HRM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x32965785 I have taken to wearing mine almost all the time, just not to bed and I was wondering how often other members wear theirs. <BR> <BR> LaVon Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:32:36 EST Hola http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x32952967 Glad I found the heartbeats <BR> I've been using my polar f6 for 3 weeks <BR> and I love it....... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 09:41:18 EST Hello Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x32770349 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm Deidra and new to the team. I have had my Polar FT7 for about 2 weeks now and love it! I am doing a training program polar created for me based off the information I provided them. I have 2 1/2 weeks left and then I will have it make a new one for me. I am really enjoying the workout's so far and am liking the results I am noticing so far. I hope they continue! I have another 70 or so pounds that I would like to lose and as Yasmin knows, I am in need of a Hawaiian... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:37:26 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x32715965 Hi everyone I was invited to join the team. <BR> I have a polar F-6 that I have had for just about a month. I'm still learning it. <BR> I'm 40 Y/o's and have been married for 18 y/o(almost) and one son and 3 cats. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know how to change the time? I tried on Sunday but for the life of me couldn't figure it out. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 18:07:50 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x32706121 I'm new to this team and am very excited to get healthier with the rest of the Heartbeat team! I just got a Polar FT4 and I'd love any tips that can help my progress... <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:39:54 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x32706105 I'm new to this team and am very excited to get healthier with the rest of the Heartbeat team! I'd love any tips that can help my progress... <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:39:29 EST What are your goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14850x33590x32698327 As the article regarding Heart Rate training implies... cardiovascular exercise relies on "frequency, intensity and duration for effectiveness". There are 5 specific heart rate training zones and each yield different results... In any exercise program it is important to know: <BR> <BR> - what results you want to achieve <BR> - what zones you are in while you are training <BR> <BR> ... but how do you know you are exercising at the correct intensity? ... well, obviously by using our hea... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 02:45:57 EST How do you know it's right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x32663225 Two days ago I wore my HRM while working out on the stationary bike, which also has a HRM. The heart rates were identical on both; however, the machine is set to my weight of 213, and my HRM is set to my age of 41. The machine was saying I only burned about 100 calories at a brisk pace for 30 minutes; however, the HRM said I burned nearly 300 more calories than that. <BR> <BR> So, my question is how do I know if my HRM is giving me accurate readings? Sat, 13 Mar 2010 12:13:05 EST Hello from Indiana! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x32583618 Hey everyone! I'm Brenda from Westfield, Indiana...a suburb of Indianapolis, and I just bought my heart rate monitor on Monday and have been using it ever since! It has actually become a challenge to myself to get my calories burned up and up! And I'm loving it! Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:04:11 EST Awesome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x32565544 Thank you so much for inviting me to this great Spark team! I own a Polar F7 for general cardio and a Garmin Forerunner 305 for my running. A girl must have her HRM's!!! I hope to share tips of the trade with our beloved toys! Tue, 9 Mar 2010 17:58:04 EST How do you wash the elastic on your chest strap? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x32560213 Hey, it's LaVon again. Just wondering how others clean the elastic on their chest strap. I have washed mine before, but no longer seem to have a laundry bag to do it in. Lately, I just take a shower with it on and wash it with me in there. Then hang it to dry on the door knob. <BR> <BR> LaVon Tue, 9 Mar 2010 14:13:48 EST How Long Do You Wear Your HRM each day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x32536497 Hey Guys, just wondering how long everybody wears their HRM each day, I try to wear mine 6 days a week and haven taken to wearing it to bed some as well. Some days I don't get it on as early as I would like, but still try to wear it. <BR> <BR> LaVon Mon, 8 Mar 2010 17:21:56 EST Polar Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x32532965 I am new to using a heart rate monitor so my question may be silly. <BR> <BR> I entered my information into my new Polar watch exactly liked it asked. I have been usign it for a couple weeks now, and really like it. Last week I got the bright idea if i wore it for a full day I would know my typical daily calorie burn. Well at the end of the day it said I burned 4200 calories. I was not any more active than normal, and did not even work out. <BR> <BR> Why would it give em this kind of a re... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:48:44 EST ~Heart Zone Training and varying your heart rate~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x32465578 Heart Zone Training <BR> <BR> By Wendy Bumgardner, About.com Guide <BR> <BR> Updated March 25, 2009 <BR> <BR> Cardiovascular exercise relies on frequency, intensity and duration for effectiveness. How do you know you are exercising at the correct intensity? Your heart rate is the best way to judge intensity. Take your heart rate after five minutes of your exercise session and take it again before you go into your cool down. <BR> <BR> -:¦:-·:*'*:· -:¦:-·:*'*:·-:¦:- -:¦:-·:*'*:· -:¦:-·:*'*:... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 15:17:47 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x32464117 Hi All, <BR> <BR> Cori asked for volunteers to become leaders and I accepted.. I hope that we can start new challenges here and make this a team that motivates and inspires us all ... <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know all of you ... <BR> ~ Dee ~ <em>220</em> Fri, 5 Mar 2010 14:09:40 EST TEAM LEADERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x32233689 I know Nicolette hasn't been on here much, if at all... and neither have I. <BR> <BR> I feel bad cuz there is a NEED for an active HRM group, I just don't have time with my new found ACTIVE lifestyle. <BR> <BR> If anyone would be willing to take over leadership of the HEARTBEATS please let me know.... I'd sign off, and I am sure Nic would as well. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance!! Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:45:58 EST New to the team and addicted to my F6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x31620384 Hey, my name is LaVon and I love my HRM. I have had one for a long time now. I started with just the basic one and have moved up to the one that knows more about me than my husband. I love seeing the calories I burn all the time it helps me stay on track. I used to have the one that had the calories but not the time, too. But I got tired of people asking me the time and I would have to tell them I don't know. Talk about some crazy looks. I look forward to getting to know others on this team. ... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 06:37:51 EST PT4 user http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x31311595 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I recently, like yesterday, purchased a Polar FT4 and I think I am in love. I worked out this morning and it said I burned more than my elliptical, but I am doing my research on the accuracy issue. It motivated me to get up and work off this chunk, so thats really all that matters. I burned 320 today which is really great. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 09:02:15 EST New Year's Resolutions, Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x30576448 First, I hope everyone had a happy holiday and are getting back on track from the bad eats (maybe just me - <em>211</em> ) I was curious if any of you had set New Year's Resolutions?? <BR> <BR> I quit smoking October 08 and got a healthier lifestyle/fitness; etc for 2009 - I think I may look into cleaner eating for 2010.. Not way out with it or anything, just like 70% of my diet to be good stuff - food that has some benefit to it... ya know? <BR> <BR> What about you?? How are you goin... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 09:32:04 EST Burning Calories – 150 at a Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x30170601 Burning Calories – 150 at a Time <BR> <BR> For a 150-pound person, doing these exercises will burn about 150 calories, a great start to getting into shape: <BR> <BR> * Walking a mile at a pace of 15 to 20 minutes per mile <BR> * Swimming laps for 20 minutes <BR> * Bicycling for 30 minutes <BR> * Running a mile at a pace of 10 minutes per mile <BR> * Climbing stairs for 15 minutes <BR> * Raking leaves for 30 minutes <BR> * Playing basketball for 15 to 30 minutes <... Sun, 6 Dec 2009 11:43:39 EST Vo2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x30076013 What is your vo2 set at?? Does anyone know of a way to set it (approx)without doing that 12m test. Is higher more fit or is lower more fit?? <BR> <BR> Fill me in, please..... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 20:12:39 EST inputting calories and minutes in Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x30024481 I know how to enter my calories in the fitness tracker, but how do I update the minutes for that day. I want to keep track of my fitness minutes as well as my calories. Sun, 29 Nov 2009 17:03:29 EST Not only for this week, but forever... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x29941605 I received this in an email from a very good friend. This is some great advice...Happy Thanksgiving all, <BR> <BR> I am unlimited. <BR> I take responsibility for my life. <BR> My every action is a conscious choice. <BR> I can accomplish anything good that I truly set my mind on. <BR> I keep focus, and persevere. <BR> <BR> stevo5o Tue, 24 Nov 2009 11:28:30 EST I'm new. F6 or F11? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x29926704 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Natalie and I am from NY. <BR> <BR> I am on the hunt for my very first hrm. I am trying to decide on a Polar F6 or F11. A spark friend told me that this team is very knowleadgeable and can give me some advice on which one I should purchase. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:05:28 EST Should I Re-set Polar F6? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x29841880 Quick question about the HRM. Have you updated yours with new weight and re-done the settings? I have noticed my calorie burn go down, and then I read an article that the more in shape you are the lower your HR. Maybe I should to reset my HRM to reflect weight loss and increased athleticism? What do you think? Have you talked to others about anything like this? Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:30:51 EST Especially for today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x29675016 I wanted to be able to share this with as many as possible so I'm doing it this way. This wouldn't be read by as many people if I had put it in my blog so I'm going to copy and paste this in a new thread I'm going to start on all my teams. If you read it more than once, it'll be okay...I promise it won't hurt. <BR> <BR> This is a very special day in our country. A day that sadly becomes more and more forgotten as the years go by. Veterans Day should never be forgotten or cast aside as some t... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:25:29 EST Make sure everything is ready!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x29603816 I was so excited last night, I'm doing a long run and looking at about 10 or more miles. I remembered about an hour before I was going to run "Oh yeah, I need to charge the IPOD." Alright, that was done and there was a good enough charge on that. Go to the dryer and pull out the freshly clean shorts, compression shorts, stay dry running shirt and my Injini socks. Wait, why is there only one sock? Couldn't find it anywhere so I guess the dryer Gods took that one. So I go upstairs and get anoth... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:00:21 EST Hi from Sunny and hot Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x29554353 I just found this site and had to join. I don't use a Polar, but I use the Garmin Forerunner 305 with the heartrate monitor chest strap. I love it and for a good calorie burn calculation you need the heartrate monitor I believe. Thu, 5 Nov 2009 19:59:11 EST Chest Strap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x29541227 Do any of you break out at all where you place your chest strap? I have broken out in two spots directly where I place the chest strap. Not sure why! Thu, 5 Nov 2009 09:25:42 EST Input Info for HRM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x29426468 I've got the Polar F6. In the user settings area, I can easily enter my age, weight, CO2, max HR (from various equations), etc. The only one I'm not completely sure is resting HR. Not sure I ever sit long enough to get an accurate one. How important is putting the correct sitting HR to the output we get from the HRM after we workout? Will it throw off %? Will my calories be off? Sat, 31 Oct 2009 13:32:34 EST Burning Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x29350412 Hi all. I've got a Polar F6 and was wondering what people thought about the ability of the HRM to calculate the calories burned. I put in all the right measurements for myself and update the weight when my weight does change. But I don't know how accurate it is. I know that you can't really compare yourself to others wearing it, but I found someone who pretty much matched my build, etc and when she did an hour exercise she burned 200 more calories than I did for the same exercise. And it... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:16:27 EST What Exercise Did You Do Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x29203200 Today's workout 10-20-09 Tuesday <BR> <BR> Cher: Body Confidence, The Hot Dance <BR> 38 minutes of fun. cals burned = 191 Average Heart Rate = 107, max heart rate = 118 <BR> This was more like a very long warm-up (smile) <BR> <BR> Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred, Level 1 <BR> 28 minutes of good torture. cals burned = 173 Average heart rate = 117, max = 147 <BR> I made it all the way through, used 3 lbs weight in each hand. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:19:59 EST Hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x29047894 Hello all I am new to the team. I just got my heartrate monitor and I LOVE IT...I am so excited, I love getting to see my progress day to day. No more guessing. Goodluck all! Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:47:36 EST Washing your chest strap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x28779957 I rinse my chest strap after each workout but have not actually washed it yet. I just got it two weeks ago. How often do you wash it and what is the best method. <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 1 Oct 2009 08:24:30 EST Watch this and listen close... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x28699120 Prepare to be motivated... <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdd31Q9PqA </link> Sun, 27 Sep 2009 22:25:51 EST Got my F7 today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x28617542 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to this team but joined SP in August. I got my f7 today and although I haven't had a chance to try all the features, I love it already and can't wait to go for my 4 mile, walk/run. <BR> <BR> If anyone has the F7 and has any tips I would welcome the feedback! Wed, 23 Sep 2009 22:03:35 EST How to send info to website? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x28447186 How exactly do you send your info from your watch to polarpersonaltrainer.com? I have a Polar F11. I've tried it a couple times and nothing. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Also, how useful is the site? Do you use it on a regular basis? This monitor is new to me and I'm still learning. Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:56:10 EST Max Heart Rate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x28445438 There's a formula that helps you calculate our max. HR. It has to do with your age. Does your max HR change as you become more fit? Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:46:50 EST Hi! I'm new with a Polar F11! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x28444272 Hi, I'm new to the team! I just received my Polar F11 (pink fizz) in the mail a couple days ago and I absolutely LOVE it. I'm still learning a few things on it, but hope to undestand some it more by reading the forums here. I wished that I would have bought one of these a LONG time ago. It's my new best friend. <em>41</em> Wed, 16 Sep 2009 07:54:00 EST Zones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x28142791 I have a F6. I know that regarding the zone, you can have Ownzone, Automatic, or Manual. Does the input in these effect what you calories burned number ends up being? I haven't really paid that much attention to the zone aspect, so I just wanted to make sure that my calories being burnt were still accurate. Or do I need to do the zone thing to make my calories turn out right? <BR> <BR> thanks Wed, 2 Sep 2009 21:25:28 EST First Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x28142648 I did my first official workout using my Polar F6. I let it do the OwnZone while I did my warmup, then tried to stay within the range it told me to. I managed to stay in zone for 38 min out of 67, so about 1/2 the time. <BR> <BR> I did one of Leslie Sansone's Walking DVDs, the 5 Mile Fat Burning one. I did all 5 miles. HRM said I burned 427 calories, with 45% fat. Avg HR was at 71% (137bpm), max was at 91% (171 bpm). <BR> <BR> Does this seem okay. I did put forth lots of effort in my moveme... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 21:19:45 EST Home or Gym?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x28039036 Do you all workout at home or at a local gym?? <BR> <BR> I have a fitness room in the corner of my basement... then I attend ZUMBA at the YMCA a couple times a week!! I was just curious what all of you do? <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cori Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:57:59 EST Hey ya'll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x28021715 I'm Rayne. I don't have a HRM yet, but I ordered a Polar F6 and am hoping it arrives before next Thursday, when my next Zumba class is. Hoping to learn all about using HR to track calories burned and maximize my weight loss efforts. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:57:22 EST Strength Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x27843165 I was just wondering if any of you use your HRM while doing strength training? I usually have mine on, but not running. It is on because I follow up ST with Cardio. I have heard that HRM's are not really accurate to record cals during strength training, so was just wondering about your take on it! Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:33:55 EST ~~Plyometrics~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x27782755 I have found lately that plyometrics really makes my HR SOAR and gives me a great workout!! I struggle getting my HR above 140 most the time, and my standard average HR is about 120-ish... It used to be a lot lower, but the more conditioned it gets, the easier it is to get it up... But plyos definitely help!! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone could recommend a DVD that has alot of plyos?? I am looking at Shaun T's Insanity line, as it looks right up my alley, as far as what i "need" to... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:54:47 EST "In Zone" - What does that really mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x27331929 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm noticing that my time spent "In Zone" is a rather small portion of my total workout. An example would be today, using OwnZone on the Moderate level: 30 minutes of rowing, 9 minutes and change in the zone. <BR> <BR> I actually started the workout in the Hard setting, but could not sustain the level. However, I suspect my HR is too high for Moderate. I struggle trying to "fit" my activity with the HR setting and, I suspect, I'm not being very efficient in the f... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:42:59 EST stop on by... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x27310416 Hello friends. I'm posting this message to invite you to visit my new website... <link>www.lionunleashed.com </link> <BR> <BR> I'm still learning my way around administrating it but I'll get there. I've blogged on it twice already and am updating things as fast as I can. It's a work in progress so be patient with me. <BR> <BR> Come and join up. We'll share and have some fun. We'll cry and vent and rant and all sorts of things. I know it's hard to find time in the day to do these kinds of... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:12:08 EST losing transmission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x27282000 I have the Polar F6 and love it. The chest strap is very comfortable, I usually end up wearing it for several hours, because I don't bother taking it off in between my walk home from work and my evening workout. Lately, the last week and a half or so, I have had some problem with it losing the transmission every now and then. It is usually when I am doing yoga. I think it is because some of the positions, or "pre-position" (i.e. laying flat on my stomach before coming up into cobra) pinch the... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:26:27 EST What makes you beat?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x27120829 I was wondering what are some exercises that really get your HR's up??? I know what gets me beating is <BR> <BR> plyometrics <BR> running <BR> and anything involving LOW squats... <BR> <BR> NEXT??!?! Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:19:47 EST Team Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x27120803 This is "our" sparkteam and I was curious if you guys/gals can think of some team goals; challenges; etc we could do?? I am not real good at this leader stuff, i guess.... <BR> <BR> Open to suggestions. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance!! <em>33</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:18:28 EST Lowest heartrate on fastest lap strange? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x27111884 I was going back over some of my running data and noticed time and again that my heartrate is the lowest on my fastest mile. Now that I look at it my fastest is usually my first mile so this is probably why, yes? Sun, 19 Jul 2009 22:31:37 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26957334 Message Removed Mon, 13 Jul 2009 06:55:41 EST Transmitter Comparison http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26855769 I really didn't LOVE the old style (plastic) chest HR transmitter of the Polar... but I dislike even MORE the new style (WearLINK) that's a basic strap that you snap your transmitter onto at the front. <BR> <BR> What do YOU guys think? Has anyone else got experience with both? <BR> (I also found the Wear LINK sticks out when under a full length top and so it's quite noticeable, where at least the old plastic straps are rather discrete.) Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:30:05 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26827665 Message Removed Tue, 7 Jul 2009 09:49:47 EST Great video here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26827555 I got this off of a post on one of my other teams. This is great and I wanted to share it with all of my other teams. Hope you all enjoy it. Makes you think for sure. stevo5o <link>www.212movie.com/ </link> Tue, 7 Jul 2009 09:46:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x26730764 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Wow, it's nice to know that there are other teams for hrm. I currently have a Polar F7 for about a month. Thu, 2 Jul 2009 14:40:32 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26720722 Message Removed Thu, 2 Jul 2009 08:10:30 EST F6 Manual http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26713904 In researching different features of this watch, I found that the Manual was quite lacking. For example, when I exercise, I have noticed a little arrow next to the heart symbol pointing up (or down). But the manual didn't exactly explain what it was. Well I found that the older Polar F6 manual is MUCH clearing in explaining the different symbols on the watch face. It also explains how to reset user settings etc. Here is a link to the older manual: <link>support.polar.fi/gip/PKBStoGIP.nsf/4<... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 21:51:59 EST GENERAL INFO : HOW TO TRAIN USING HR ZONES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26711815 <link>www.brianmac.co.uk/hrm1.htm </link> <BR> <BR> I found this link and it had some excellent info regarding what different HR ZONES mean and WHY you'd want to train using a HR monitor. <BR> <BR> There are also some calculators and other goodies on this site! <BR> CHECK IT OUT! <em>250</em> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 20:06:12 EST HR Limits question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26708177 ok--sorry to be posting again...but I really want to make the best use out of my HRM. <BR> So, I normally use the "automatic" settings and choose between the 4 possibilityies of HR limits. For example, when I do my 1 mile powerwalk home from the subway, I choose automatic/moderate. the HR limits are listed as upper 149/lower 131. But um... I just don't quite understand what that means. Should I be keeping my HR within those limits? if so, I am totally blowing it... last walk home limits reco... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 16:49:21 EST Check this out... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26705465 I've been looking for this to share with all of you for a while and finally found it. Be prepared to be shocked. stevo5o <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQbuzsY_34Q </link> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 14:50:44 EST when do you "stop" your session? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26702390 So, I have been using my F6 the last two weeks religiously. when I walk home from the subway (1 mile which I powerwalk), my am yoga and during 30DS. But, I am confused as to when I should "stop" the exercise session on the wristband? Should I wait until my heartrate stabilizes? stop it right away? for at least 10 minutes after I am done exercising, I can feel my heartrate is still elevated...and I am still sweating bullets, which means I am burning major calories still. <BR> <BR> the bookle... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:51:22 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x26698582 Message Removed Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:38:10 EST Wanted to share this with my new team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26590894 Wanted to share this with my new team. This was done about a little over a year ago. Give it a minute because whoever put it up got about 2 minutes of stuff before the part about me. That's right, I didn't put this up and I don't know who did...but I thank them at any rate. Here's the link... <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhJ1aIphRqY </link> Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:35:44 EST What model is your polar? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26569465 It would be interesting to hear about what model polar HRM you have and why you chose it. <BR> <BR> I purchased the F6 because: <BR> <BR> 1. I like the fact that it will hold my last 12 workouts on the watch. <BR> 2. It will track totals for calories, number of workouts and calories burned for many months. (basically until the counter rolls) <BR> 3. It keeps track of the last 12 weeks of workout summary data so I can compare the current week to say two weeks ago, right on the watch! <BR> 4.... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:03:48 EST New Heartbeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x26560084 Hi everyone. I'm so glad I found this team because I love my Polar too! <em>26</em> I've had my Polar F6 HRM for about 6 mths and I am still getting familiar with all its features. I hope to learn some new ones here and share feedback and comments with you all! <em>213</em> Wed, 24 Jun 2009 22:44:34 EST Heartbeats?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26552400 Did you all notice our new name and logo?!?! <BR> <BR> Thoughts?? <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:03:41 EST Less is NOT more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26520163 I am getting quite discouraged here....I've struggled, from the door, getting my HR up. Resting, it is between 55 and 60 and during, what I'd consider, intense cardio, I cannot get past 150 and my averages are more in the 120 range :( I wouldn't think this was so bad BUT it seems I am alone in this lack of burning :( I bought my HRM new so I know it isn't glitched... But makes me wonder when other people - more fit than me even, burn 3-4x the amt of calories i do?? <BR> <BR> I had lost... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:24:00 EST My NEW HRM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26483511 Today I went out and got myself a NEW HRM... I picked up the Polar RS200. <BR> <link>http://heartratemonitors.com/rs200.h<BR>tm </link> <BR> <BR> I think I'm already in love! LOL Sun, 21 Jun 2009 23:25:19 EST What is your Polar Logo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26414335 I found out you can change the logo on the F6. Couldn't resist trying it out, here is mine: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>farm4.static.flickr.com/3627/3638606<BR>597_2120cae68c.jpg </link> Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:57:19 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x26382169 Hi everyone, my name is Phil Miller and I am 42 years old. I quit smoking almost 6 months ago and during that time gained about 15 lbs. Since I was already about 10 to 15 lbs overweight, this put me on the high end of the BMI scale (28). So I decided enough is enough and started a fitness program. My wife was already a SparkPeople member and exercises 5 or 6 times a week so she helped me get started. We both currently use the Polar F6 HRM and love them! I can't even imagine working out withou... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:18:55 EST Hi, I'm new to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x26370892 Just joined team but been with SP since January. Looking forward to learning more about my new Polar. Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:10:21 EST Highs - Lows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26336163 After mentioning this on another thread, I decided to start a new thread... <BR> <BR> On an average cardio session my average HR is about 125-135 - High being no more than 160...... <BR> <BR> Posting as follows - share yours <BR> <BR> Average: 125 - 135 <BR> High: 160 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:25:48 EST I've been doing a little experime nting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26302144 Different activities and calories burned. Yesterday I played nine holes of golf with a friend. We road in a golf cart. I burned 501 calories in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Maximum heart rate was 112. 60% fat calories. Today I'm going to walk nine holes and compare. stevo5o Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:03:18 EST Hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x26285800 Hello! <BR> <BR> I've got a Polar F6, and I've been using it since around March. <BR> <BR> I have a question for you experts...do I need to change the weight in my info on it when I lose/gain? <BR> I scoured the manual, and nothing in it that I can find... <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to discussions and tips on the Polar HRMs. Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:00:00 EST Today was a great day because... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26169987 I ran into someone I hadn't seen in quite a while. When I was undergoing my first round of physical therapy a year and a half ago I met a wonderful lady...who was a miracle walking. <BR> <BR> Her name is Joyce and when I first met her she was in a wheelchair. She had the biggest ear to ear smile you have ever seen. I found out that she had broken her neck about 6 months prior to our first meeting. She was told she would never walk again. <BR> <BR> Guess who I bummped into today while I was... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 19:20:06 EST Question... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26168266 I always wear my HRM when I workout, whether it's cardio and/or weight training. When I record my fitness on here, I'm using the total calories burned for that session. For example, if I do 40 min on the elliptical then do weights, I records the total number of calories. I'm burning quite a few right now and know this will decrease as I lose weight. Those calories that I input are also increasing the number of calories I should eat per day. So my question is this....should I just include... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 17:55:28 EST A few thoughts for the upcoming week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26134452 This was sent to me in an email...It's long, but it's really good!!! <BR> <BR> A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "How heavy is this glass of water?" <BR> <BR> Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. <BR> <BR> The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. <BR> <BR> If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. <BR> <BR> If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ac... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 13:26:35 EST How is everyone?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26129312 Hope everyone is having a great weekend!! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>43</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 7 Jun 2009 09:32:57 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x26100054 Hi everyone! I am new to the team, but not SP. My husband bought me a HRM for Mother's Day (I requested it!). Mine is not a Polar, but it's a Timex. I use it anytime I work out and am stunned by the number of calories it say's I've burned. I am not slender (YET!!!), so I'm guessing I burn more calories than others...I read some of the threads already. :-) Anyhow, I'm excited to be a part of this team! Fri, 5 Jun 2009 17:39:56 EST Well, Posting My Numbers for June 3, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26051042 Level 1, 30 Day Shred <BR> 27 minutes <BR> 188 cals (45%fat) <BR> Max HR 172 (90%) <BR> Avg HR 138 (72%) <BR> <BR> Zumba Class <BR> 1 hour <BR> 733 cals (20% fat) <BR> Max HR 197 (103% ???) <BR> Avg HR 173 (90%) <BR> *Cori - I don't think I felt any different this class than any other time - I'm really shocked at my HR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Total today: 1 hr, 28 min at 921 calories <BR> <BR> I need some ice cream BAD! Wed, 3 Jun 2009 21:03:07 EST OK, I did something different yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26032784 I must not have the same kind of Polar as you guys. I don't get percentages or BMI...unless you figure those out on your own. But anyway here's what I did. <BR> <BR> I wore it to work for my normal 8 hour shift. Just doing my job, taking breaks, and stopping for my feedings I burned 1568 calories with a resting heart rate at the beginning of 68 and a max. heart rate of 155. I must admit that I did do some of the quick fire challenge exercises during the evening though. I did jumping jacks an... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 09:26:43 EST Post Your Numbers - Tuesday June 2, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26020523 Don't ask about my Zumba class - didn't happen long story...read blog! LOL <BR> <BR> 1.) Zumba 20-Min Express <BR> Duration (no brainer...) <BR> Cals: 177 (30% fat) <BR> Max HR: 181 (94%) <BR> Avg HR: 160 (83%) <BR> <BR> 2.) Jillian 30-Day Shred, Level 1, Day 2 <BR> Duration: 28 min <BR> Cals: 240 <BR> Max HR: 182 (95%) <BR> Avg HR: 150 (78%) <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will blow this day out of the water! Tomorrow will be better <BR> Tomorrow will be Day 3 into my shred! Tue, 2 Jun 2009 20:37:39 EST My 24 hour numbers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26009434 From 1PM Monday June 1st to 1PM Tuesday June 2nd... <BR> <BR> Resting heart rate 54 <BR> Max heart rate 165 <BR> Calories burned 3569 <BR> <BR> Here's what I did during that 24 hour period...I worked my 2-10 shift on Monday night. Tuesday morning I did a 5 minute warmup on the recumbant bike. Then I did one set with 10 reps of lat pull downs on Hammer Strength Machine and 1 set with 10 reps of seated chest presses on same machine(combo machine) 100 pounds. Then I did 1 set of ten reps o... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 13:12:19 EST Great info on heart rates!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x26004629 <link>www.bodybuilding.com/fun/moser9.htm </link> <BR> <BR> I found the above link very informative!! Check it out! <BR> <BR> Also, anyone else see info on the web regarding target HR's; etc -- Please share!! Tue, 2 Jun 2009 10:42:58 EST Post Your Numbers - Monday June 1, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x25988577 And, so today started my 30 Day Shred! I would've done an hour cardio this morning, but unfortunately, well, let's just say I hate being a woman! <BR> <BR> Activity: 30 Day Shred (Level 1) <BR> Duration: 28 minutes <BR> Calories: 205/45% <BR> Max: 177 (92%) <BR> Avg: 143 (74%) <BR> <BR> Then, I ate dinner (2 hamburgers...WHAT? I need protein okay!?) <BR> <BR> Activity: Turbo Jam Fat Blaster <BR> Duration: 30:41 <BR> Calories: 276/30% <BR> Max: 187 (97%) <BR> Avg: 160 (83%) <BR> <BR> DONE! Mon, 1 Jun 2009 19:59:04 EST I apologize... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x25977324 I got to busy this morning with a doctor appointment and forgot to put my monitor on. I promise...I VOW to report my numbers tomorrow. Sorry, I'm putting it on right now. I still have to go to work and get in my after work workout. stevo5o Mon, 1 Jun 2009 13:01:11 EST Formal introduction... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x25948826 Hello everyone. My name is Steve and I'm 52 years old. I'm single and have never been married. Currently I'm living with and caring for my elderly ill parents. Mom has severe rheumatoid arthritis and dad has dememtia. I work as an evening custodian in a local school system and can retire next February. I'm also in the finishing stages of writing a book about my life-long yo-yo battles with obesity. It is very near publication and will go as far as my marketing abilities take it. I'm hoping al... Sun, 31 May 2009 13:05:27 EST Post your numbers - Sunday, May 31, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x25946727 Still have Zumba (contingent on daughter's soccer tourney) to complete...so, will edit this post later. <BR> <BR> Jillian Michaels - No More Trouble Spots <BR> Duration: 55 min <BR> Calories: 343 <BR> Fat Cal: 50% <BR> Max HR: 160 (83%) <BR> Avg HR: 131 (68%) <BR> * Didn't get HR up as much as I'd thought, but this isn't exactly cardio...my husband and I had a very difficult time, but gotta prep for 30DS starting tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Here are my Zumba numbers: <BR> Duration: 64 Minutes <BR> ... Sun, 31 May 2009 11:33:49 EST Post your numbers - Saturday, May 30, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x25932448 Worked hard today! <BR> <BR> Turbo Jam Total Body Blast (ball) <BR> Duration: 63 Min <BR> Calories: 544 <BR> Fat Cal: 40% <BR> Max HR: 182 (95%) <BR> Avg HR: 150 (78%) <BR> <BR> Hardcore Cleaning, moving furniture, cleaning walls, etc. <BR> Duration: 4 hrs/15 min (255 min) <BR> Calories: 1110 <BR> Fat Cal: 60% <BR> Max HR: 144 (75%) <BR> Avg HR: 111 (58%) <BR> <BR> Total Cal burnt today: 1654 <BR> Total this week (Sun - Sat): 951 minutes & 6768 calories <BR> <BR> I'm hungry...going to eat... Sat, 30 May 2009 18:05:28 EST Post your numbers - Friday May 29, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x25897594 I thought we could start a daily forum on daily numbers? Just a thought. So, I'll post mine: <BR> <BR> Total Minutes this week (Sunday thru Friday so far): 634 Minutes <BR> Total Calories burnt this week: 5114 <BR> <BR> Workout: Turbo Jam Cardio Party Mix 3 <BR> Duration: 52 min/52 sec <BR> Burnt Calories: 492 <BR> Percentage of Fat Calories: 30% <BR> Max HR: 183 (95%) <BR> Avg HR: 163 (85%) <BR> Minutes in my recommended zone (134-152): 7 min (always passing my zone) <BR> <BR> Yesterday'... Fri, 29 May 2009 07:09:54 EST What's your numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33590x25841967 I was curious what you all found out with your HRM's?? <BR> <BR> Resting HR?? <BR> <BR> Average during workouts?? <BR> <BR> High ever reached?? <BR> <BR> On, average was Spark pretty on point with what they were saying you were burning?? Or was it higher or lower?? <BR> <BR> Let's compare notes!! Wed, 27 May 2009 06:15:04 EST WELCOME NOOBS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33590x25813309 Welcome everybody!! I'd luv for you all to take a minute to post an intro so we can properly introduce you!! Let us know what you are wearing (HRM) etc and share your goals!! <BR> <BR> <em>57</em> <em>416</em> <em>403</em> <em>68</em> Tue, 26 May 2009 05:26:58 EST