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6/2/08 5:41 P

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Haha, thank you! Your advice on how heart rate monitors make sense to me and now I want one

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5/27/08 11:48 P

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Great info. I need to start paying more attention to my heart rate when I do my cardio. I just work as hard as I can without feeling like I can't maintain the level of energy.

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Hi Chadmp2000

This is great information. Thanks for sharing!!

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5/26/08 6:09 P

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I bought one of the Garmin 305, being an uber geek it called out to me. Love the fact that I can upload workouts to a website to compare how I did.

I snagged this from the Polar USA site on what you should look for what you heart rate should be during working out.

"Key Target Zones for Weight Loss

60-70% of max HR weight loss and building endurance
70-80% " " " weight management and improving cardiovascular fitness
80%+ interval workouts




Example:

Elaine is 45 years old and she wants to lose weight. She exercises three days a week, sometimes for 10 minutes, sometimes for 20 minutes and she's not sure how hard to exert herself.

*Her estimated max heart rate is 220-(age) 45=175

The recommended target zone is 60-70 %
60% of 175=105
70% of 175=123

Elaine should walk three days a week for at least 30 minutes and keep her heart rate between 105 and 123 for effective weight loss. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!



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5/19/08 10:56 A

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Thanks, I just got one from Walmart but not sure if I am going to keep it. I will check out the website you gave. How high should your heart rate be what %?

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5/19/08 10:35 A

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Thanks. I'll check it out. Love the picture! emoticon

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Hey Everyone:

I'm sure you all know that maintaining an appropriate heart rate during cardio is important for maximum fat burnage (I made that word up emoticon ). Anyway, I used to have one back in the days of action. I went looking for it last week only to not find it; however, I just ordered one this morning from REI-Outlet for under $30. It's a decent monitor and because it's at the outlet it's dirt cheap! I also know from experience it makes all the difference in the world when it comes to maximizing a cardio work out.

Just a little FYI. rei-outlet.com

Jane

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